Laboratory Animal and Exotic Pet Medicine: Principles and Procedures 3rd Edition

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Laboratory Animal and Exotic Pet Medicine: Principles and Procedures 3rd Edition

By Margi Sirois

Laboratory Animal and Exotic Pet Medicine: Principles and Procedures 3rd Edition PDF. Learn the veterinary technician’s role in the care of exotic pets and animals used in biomedical research! This Book helps you gain the knowledge and skills needed to ensure animal health and well-being. It covers animal husbandry, restraint and handling, and diseases, and provides guidelines to key clinical procedures such as blood collection, medication administration, anesthesia, and diagnostic imaging. Research-related information addresses the ethical concerns of exotic pet ownership, as well as the benefits and humane use of animals in research. Written by noted veterinary technology educator Margi Sirois, this text is a must-have resource for all caretakers of lab animals.

  • Comprehensive coverage prepares you to work with all types of animals by addressing a wide variety of species including rats, mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, nonhuman primates, amphibians, fish, reptiles, birds, farm animals, and cats and dogs; it also covers topics such as animal species, the laboratory setting, regulatory guidelines, and ethical considerations.
  • Consistent organization of each species chapter makes it easy to quickly identify similarities and differences among various laboratory animals.
  • Current information on legal, moral, and ethical issues includes legal requirements, the protocols guiding lab animal use, animal exploitation, and animal rights.
  • Discussion of specific uses for each species in biomedical research provides a perspective that helps you explain the benefits of animal use in providing high-quality research data.
  • Technician Notes highlight important points and provide helpful tips to improve your knowledge and skills.
  • Learning objectives, key points, and chapter review questions make studying easier.
Table of Contents

Cover Image

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Preface

Acknowledgments

Contributors and Reviewers

Table of Contents

Part I Principles of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Chapter 1 Introduction to Exotic and Laboratory Animal Medicine

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

INTRODUCTION

DISEASE PREVENTION

LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES

PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

THE THREE R’S: REDUCTION, REFINEMENT, AND REPLACEMENT

THE MORALS AND ETHICS OF ANIMAL RESEARCH

BENEFITS OF ANIMAL RESEARCH

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 2 Exotic Companion Animal Facilities

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

STAFF EDUCATION

FACILITY CONCERNS

EQUIPMENT

THE OFFICE VISIT

CLIENT EDUCATION

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 3 Research Animal Facilities

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

THE RESEARCH TEAM

FACILITY DESIGN

TYPES OF FACILITIES

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

PRIMARY ENCLOSURES

SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT

FEEDING AND WATERING DEVICES

FACILITY ADMINISTRATION

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Part II Laboratory Animals

Chapter 4 Birds

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

UNIQUE ANATOMIC FEATURES

AVIAN BEHAVIOR

HUSBANDRY

RESTRAINT AND HANDLING

CLINICAL PROCEDURES

COMMON DISEASES AND DISORDERS

EUTHANASIA

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 5 Reptiles

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

USES IN RESEARCH

UNIQUE ANATOMIC FEATURES

SPECIAL SENSES

BEHAVIOR

HUSBANDRY

RESTRAINT AND HANDLING

CLINICAL PROCEDURES

COMMON DISEASES

EUTHANASIA

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 6 Amphibians

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

TAXONOMY

ANIMAL MODELS

UNIQUE ANATOMIC AND PHYSIOLOGIC FEATURES

HUSBANDRY, HOUSING, and NUTRITION

HANDLING AND RESTRAINT

CLINICAL PROCEDURES

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

COMMON DISEASES

EUTHANASIA

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 7 Fish

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

TAXONOMY

ANIMAL MODELS

UNIQUE ANATOMIC AND PHYSIOLOGIC FEATURES

HUSBANDRY, HOUSING, and NUTRITION

HANDLING AND RESTRAINT

CLINICAL PROCEDURES

COMMON DISEASES

EUTHANASIA

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 8 Rats and Mice

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

TAXONOMY

ANIMAL MODELS

UNIQUE ANATOMIC AND PHYSIOLOGIC FEATURES

BEHAVIOR

HUSBANDRY

RESTRAINT AND HANDLING

CLINICAL PROCEDURES

COMMON DISEASES OF RATS AND MICE

EUTHANASIA

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 9 The Rabbit

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

TAXONOMY

UNIQUE ANATOMIC AND PHYSIOLOGIC FEATURES

BEHAVIOR

HUSBANDRY, HOUSING, AND NUTRITION

RESTRAINT AND HANDLING

IDENTIFICATION

CLINICAL PROCEDURES

COMMON DISEASES

EUTHANASIA

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 10 The Guinea Pig

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

TAXONOMY

UNIQUE ANATOMIC AND PHYSIOLOGIC FEATURES

BEHAVIOR

HUSBANDRY, HOUSING, AND NUTRITION

RESTRAINT AND HANDLING

CLINICAL PROCEDURES

COMMON DISEASES

EUTHANASIA

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 11 The Ferrets

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

TAXONOMY

UNIQUE ANATOMIC AND PHYSIOLOGIC FEATURES

BEHAVIOR

HUSBANDRY, HOUSING, AND NUTRITION

HANDLING AND RESTRAINT

IDENTIFICATION

CLINICAL PROCEDURES

COMMON DISEASES

EUTHANASIA

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 12 Gerbils and Hamsters

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Taxonomy

Unique Anatomic and Physiologic Features

ANIMAL MODELS

REPRODUCTION

BEHAVIOR

HUSBANDRY, HOUSING, AND NUTRITION

RESTRAINT AND HANDLING

Identification

Clinical Procedures

Common Diseases

EUTHANASIA

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 13 Other Species

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

HEDGEHOGS

SUGAR GLIDERS

CHINCHILLAS

WOODCHUCKS

ARMADILLOS

FARM ANIMALS

OPOSSUMS

BATS

INVERTEBRATES

DOGS AND CATS

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 14 Nonhuman Primates

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

TAXONOMY

UNIQUE ANATOMIC AND PHYSIOLOGIC FEATURES

BEHAVIOR

HUSBANDRY, HOUSING, AND NUTRITION

RESTRAINT AND HANDLING

IDENTIFICATION

CLINICAL PROCEDURES

COMMON DISEASES

EUTHANASIA

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Chapter 15 Wildlife

CHAPTER OUTLINE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

LEGAL CONCERNS

INTAKE PROCEDURES AND HISTORY

RESTRAINT OF WILDLIFE

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF WILDLIFE

SAMPLE COLLECTION AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING FOR LABORATORY ANALYSIS

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS AND FLUIDS

SUPPORTIVE CARE OF WILD ANIMALS IN THE HOSPITAL

FOOD PREP

IMMOBILIZING FRACTURES

CHEMICAL RESTRAINT AND ANESTHESIA

STABILIZATION OR LONG-TERM REHABILITATION

ETHICAL TREATMENT AND RELEASABILITY OF WILD ANIMALS

DISEASES IN COMMON WILD ANIMALS

OILED BIRDS

FISHING TACKLE INJURIES

ZOONOTIC AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN COMMON WILD ANIMAL SPECIES

ISOLATION CAGING AREA—PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF DISEASE IN THE CLINIC

KEY POINTS

REVIEW QUESTIONS

Index

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