Anesthesia and Surgery Assisted Reproduction Bacterial and Mycotic Disease Behavior and Behavioral Analysis Cardiovascular Research Embryology and Teratology Euthanasia and Necropsy Experimental Modeling and Research Methodology Gerontology and Age-Associated Lesions Gnotobiology Health Surveillance Hematology and Clinical Biochemistry Historical Foundations Housing and Environment Immunology Legal and Ethical Perspectives Medical Management and Diagnostic approaches Metabolic, Traumatic and Miscellaneous Disease Morphophysiology Neoplastic Disease Nutrition Occupational Health Parasitic Disease Reproduction and Breeding Spontaneous and Induced Mutants Taxonomy Toxicology Transgenics, Phenotyping and the Rat Genome Viral Disease Wild and Black Rats Wild and Miscellaneous "Rats"
This new edition provides a valuable, comprehensive reference source for anybody working with the laboratory rat
Mark A. Suckow, DVM, DACLAM, is the Associate Vice President for Research, Attending Veterinarian, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He is on the council on Accreditation at the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. Dr. Suckow has 25 years of experience with IACUC organization and regulatory compliance, laboratory animal medicine, research with a variety of animal models, and animal facility design and management. He is the previous editor of laboratory animal publications with CRC Press and AP/Elsevier, including Principles of Animal Research, Research Regulatory Compliance and The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster and Other Rodents
"The new edition continues the tradition of being one of the best references for laboratory animal veterinarians, graduate and post-graduate students, and researchers with interest in the biology, breeding, care, use, and diseases of the laboratory rat. The veterinary pathologist engaged in laboratory animal diagnostics, biomedical research, or toxicologic testing will find chapters on clinical pathology, infections, parasitic disease, neoplastic disease, metabolic and miscellaneous disease, gerontology and age-associated lesions, and models of disease to be quick aids on significant issues without having to resort to more narrow but more in-depth alternative pathology references...the second edition is worthy of its predecessor and remains probably the best all-around reference for the laboratory rat." - Dr. J. T. Yarrington, Vet Path Services, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. "The purpose is to serve as a resource for those using rats in research and those charged with the care of laboratory rats. This book is greatly needed and meets the college's objectives...This book is an important resource for biomedical researchers and those involved in the care of the labroatory rat...the strengths on this [edition] are its broad contemproary coverage, strong referencing and excellent index. This second edition has been eagerly awaited because of major developments in the field since the first edition 26 years ago." - DOODY'S