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The UFAW Handbook has been the definitive text since 1947. Written for an international audience, it contains contributions from experts around the world. The book focuses on best practice principles throughout, providing comprehensive coverage, with all chapters being peer reviewed by anonymous referees. The content is also of great value to zoos and aquaria.
Part 1: General Principles.The 3Rs; Statistics and Experimental Design; Genetics and Standardisation of Laboratory Animals; Welfare Assessment; Issues Concerning Field Studies; Animal House Design; Life Support Systems for Aquatic Animals; Human Health and Safety Issues; Transporting Animals; Production and Breeding of Animals; Nutrition and feeding; Human Training; Special Housing Arrangements; Environmental enrichment; Animal Training; Euthanasia/Disposal/Fate After Use.Part 2: Species Kept in the Laboratory.Mammals: The Laboratory Opossum (monodelphis domestica); Australian Marsupials; Tree shrews; Bats. Rodentia: Introduction to Rodents; Wild Rats and Mice; the Laboratory Mouse; the Laboratory Rat; Voles; the Laboratory Gerbil; Hamsters; the Guinea-pig. Lagomorpha: The European Wild Rabbit; the Laboratory Rabbit. Carnivora: The Ferret; the Dog; the Domestic Cat. Ungulates: Pigs and Minipigs; Sheep and Goats; Cattle; the Horse. Non-human primates: Introduction to Primates; Prosimians; Marmosets and Tamarins; Owl monkeys; Squirrel monkeys; Capuchin monkeys; Old world monkeys; Breeding Macaques in source countries; Chimpanzees. Vertebrates: Introduction to Fish; Freshwater Fish; Marine Fish; Amphibians; Aquatic Reptiles European Wild Birds; the Domestic Fowl; the Japanese Quail; Doves and Pigeons; the Zebra Finch. Reptiles: Terrestrial Reptiles (Lizards, Snakes and Tortoises); Invertebrates: Cephalopods; Decapod Crustaceans;.References; Index
Robert Hubrecht BSc PhD CBiol FIBiol is Deputy Scientific Director of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW). James Kirkwood BVSc PhD CBiol FIBiol MRCVS is Chief Executive and Scientific Director of UFAW.