- Series Preface. Preface. Contributing authors. - General Principles for Maintenance and Use of Laboratory Animals. Animal welfare - an introduction; D. Bratbo Sørensen. Research, animals and welfare. Regulations, alternatives and guidelines; T. Nevalainen. Infections in laboratory animals: Importance and control; W. Nicklas. Housing, care and environmental factors; A. Kornerup Hansen, V. Baumans. Nutrition and animal welfare; M. Ritskes-Hoitinga, J.H. Strubbe. Experimental procedures: General principles and recommendations; D.B. Morton. - The Welfare of Different Species. The welfare of laboratory mice; V. Baumans. The welfare of laboratory rats; E. Kaliste, S. Mering. The welfare of laboratory guinea pigs; N. Sachser, C. Künzl, S. Kaiser. The welfare of laboratory rabbits; L. Lidfors, T. Edström, L. Lindberg. The welfare of laboratory dogs; R. Hubrecht, A.C Buckwell. The welfare of pigs and minipigs; P. Bollen, M. Ritskes-Hoitinga. The welfare of non-human primates; J. Hau, S.J. Schapiro. Animal welfare issues under laboratory constraints, an ethological perspective: rodents and marmosets; A. Vitale, F. Cirulli, F. Capone, E. Alleva. - Index.
This book examines the general principles of laboratory animal maintenance and experimental use as well as factors that have to be taken into account when good research is done with animals. In addition, it provides species specific coverage, concentrating on the species most used as laboratory animals. The book gives a comprehensive description of the welfare questions considered to be important for each species under laboratory conditions.
Current knowledge about the welfare of laboratory animals
Desribes the general principles in the maintenance of laboratory animals to ensure both the good welfare of animals and the quality of research
Covers the species most used as laboratory animals
Writers are leading European experts in laboratory animals science