The Laboratory Ferret
By C. Andrew Matchett, Rena Marr, Felipe M. Berard, Andrew G. Cawthon and Sonya P. Swing
Laboratory animals, including ferrets, play an important role in biomedical research and advances. The humane care and management of these animals remains an ongoing concern. Published in color to provide greater clarity to the techniques and concepts discussed, The Laboratory Ferret presents basic information and common procedures in detail to provide a quick reference for investigators, technicians, and caretakers in the laboratory setting. The book presents a greater understanding of the use of the ferret in research, such as in studies on influenza. It is a valuable, handy reference for experienced individuals and for those without extensive training in working with ferrets.
- Provides a quick reference source for investigators, technicians, and caretakers on the humane care and use of ferrets in the laboratory setting
- Includes tables, illustrations, and concise descriptions of procedures to enhance the user’s understanding
- Illustrates management practices and technical procedures with numerous figures and tables in a clear, easy-to-follow format that can easily be incorporated into a facility’s standard operating procedures
- Gives possible sources and suppliers of additional information on ferrets, feed, sanitation supplies, cages, and other research and veterinary supplies