By F. Claire Hankenson

For serious care of laboratory rodents, there's a shortage of resources for complete, possible, and response-oriented info on medical interventions particular to spontaneous and prompted versions of illness. With the extra complicated situations that want severe care administration, many therapy techniques to veterinary emergencies can't be utilized on to the laboratory rodent. the 1st textual content of its sort dedicated to the demanding situations of severe care administration for laboratory rodents, severe Care administration for Laboratory Mice and Rats offers a really expert source for all veterinary, husbandry, technical, and examine pros who make the most of rodent types for biomedical research.

The ebook covers the various techniques to laboratory rodent sufferer care, healthiness exams, features of particular ailment versions, tracking and scoring of disorder parameters, and humane interventions. Giving basic attention to maintenance of animal health and wellbeing and welfare, the textual content additionally considers how most sensible to stability welfare with the success of proposed medical pursuits. prepared into 5 chapters, this full-color ebook covers the next topics:

  • General techniques for serious Care
  • Critical Care administration for Laboratory Mice
  • Critical Care administration for Laboratory Rats
  • Special concerns for severe Care administration in Laboratory Rodents
  • Resources and extra Information

The writer offers therapy guidance with the expectancy that they are going to be utilized with apt specialist judgment, taking into account additional amendment of scientific techniques for more advantageous patient-based care and welfare for learn animals.

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12 critical care management for laboratory mice and rats pain may be challenging; in particular, one must be aware that each animal will respond differently to painful stimuli (Klaphake, 2006). Due to the considerable variability in pain responses, it is important that pain assessment be performed by clinicians and skilled personnel with a comprehensive knowledge of the normal b ­ ehavior and appearance of the species and particular animal patient of concern (Miller and Richardson, 2011). Successive ­observations by a single experienced observer are likely to provide the best insight into the resolution of pain and clinical improvement of the critical patient.

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