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This bestseller has been an essential book for all those workingwith laboratory animals since it was first published in 1994. This fourth edition retains all the classic features that have madeit a must-have reference including emphasis on best practice inorder to improve animal welfare. The contents have beenthoroughly updated and reorganised to make sure it is a reallypractical book for day-to-day use in the laboratory. Thefirst section of the book covers principles applicable to allspecies, for example husbandry, handling and the education andtraining required by scientists and technical staff working withanimals in the laboratory. Later chapters focus on specificspecies or groups of species. New to this edition: • Reflects changes in European legislation and theirimpact on national legislation • Covers recommendations for the education and trainingof those carrying out animal experiments across Europe • New chapters on ethical considerations and balancinganimal welfare with science • New information on environmental enrichment forlaboratory animals • Covers advancements in anaesthesia and analgesia andtechniques • Spiral bound for ease-of-use as a bench-topreference This book is ideal for all personnel carrying out scientificprocedures using animals, particularly during training and also forthe new researcher. It will also be essential reading forstudy directors designing research programmes, animal techniciansand veterinarians working with laboratory animal species.
Encyclopedic in breadth, yet practical and concise, Medical Biostatistics, Fourth Edition focuses on the statistical aspects ofmedicine with a medical perspective, showing the utility of biostatistics as a tool to manage many medical uncertainties. This edition includes more topics in order to fill gaps in the previous edition. Various topics have been enlarged and modified as per the new understanding of the subject.
The second edition of an international bestseller, this book provides veterinary specialists as well as veterinary and biomedical researchers with detailed information about laboratory animal genetics, diseases, health monitoring, nutrition, and environmental impact on animal experiments. Completely revised and updated, Volume I now contains expanded coverage of topics such as procedures in genetic engineering, surgical techniques, and humane endpoints and the treatment of pain and suffering in laboratory animals. It includes a new, streamlined chapter that combines the review of alternative techniques to animal experimentation such as the use of isolated organs, cell cultures, and computer simulations.
Members of the “animal welfare science community”, which includes both scientists and philosophers, have illegitimately appropriated the concept of animal welfare by claiming to have given a scientific account of it that is more objectively valid than the more “sentimental” account given by animal liberationists. This strategy has been used to argue for merely limited reform in the use of animals. This strategy was initially employed as a way of “sympathetically” responding to the abolitionist claims of anti-vivisectionists, who objected to the use of animals in research. It was subsequently used by farm animal scientists. The primarily reformist (as opposed to abolitionist) goals of this community make the false assumption that there are conditions under which animals may be raised and slaughtered for food or used as models in scientific research that are ethically acceptable. The tendency of the animal welfare science community is to accept this assumption as their framework of inquiry, and thus to discount certain practices as harmful to the interests of the animals that they affect. For example, animal welfare is conceptualized is such a way that death does not count as harmful to the interests of animal, nor prolonged life a benefit.
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