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The Laboratory Swine

By Peter J. A. Bollen, Axel K. Hansen, Aage K Olsen Alstrup

Series Editor: Mark A. Suckow

CRC Press – 1999 – 152 pages

Series: Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-8493-1035-5
    December 22nd 1999
    Out-of-print

Description

With their representation in research on the rise because of refinement in animal experimentation, swine, and miniature swine in particular, are viewed as an alternative non-rodent species to commonly used non-rodent species, such as dogs and primates.

Written to provide a complete source of information on the species, this handy guide addresses the biology, husbandry, management, veterinary care and research application of the laboratory swine.

The Laboratory Swine, a volume in the Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference Series, is divided into six parts:

  • Part I, Important Biological Features, examines everything from different breeds and behavior, to anatomical and physiological features, as well as digestive, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

  • Husbandry, Part II, addresses housing, nutrition, sanitation, transportation, and more.

  • Management and Quality Assurance looks at the impact of infections on animal research using swine; zoonotic diseases; legal regulations; genetic monitoring and more.

  • Part IV, Veterinary Care, covers a variety of topics, such as clinical examination of swine, diseases of swine, pain recognition in swine, and post-operative management.

  • Restraint, sampling techniques, basic surgical procedures, and other issues are addressed in Experimental Techniques.

  • And Resources, Part VI, provides extensive references, including as handbooks, journals and Internet sites, for further study.

    Ideal for animal caretakers, technicians, investigators, and laboratory animal veterinarians, The Laboratory Swine is a single source reference that contributes to the humane care and use of swine in research.

  • Contents

    Important Biological Features

    Breeds

    The Landrace

    The Yorkshire or Large White

    The Duroc

    The Hampshire

    The Piétrain

    Other Breeds

    Hybrid Breeds

    Miniature Breeds

    The Vietnamese Potbelly Pig

    Nomenclature

    Behavior

    Anatomical and Physiological Features

    Integument and Skeleton

    Digestive System

    Abdominal Organs

    Cardiovascular System

    Pulmonary System

    Lymphatic and Endocrine System

    Normative Values

    Husbandry

    Housing

    Environmental Conditions

    Environmental Enrichment

    Nutrition

    Nutrient Requirements

    Feeding Levels

    Sanitation

    Transportation

    Record Keeping

    Management and Quality Assurance

    Microbiological Management and Quality

    Impact of Infections on Animal Research Using Swine

    Zoonotic Diseases

    Legal Regulations

    Precautions to Prevent Infections

    Common Findings in Health Monitoring

    Genetic Monitoring

    Accreditation

    AAALAS International

    ISO 9000

    Other Organizations

    Veterinary Care

    Clinical Examination of Swine

    Microbiological Sampling

    Diseases of Swine

    Therapeutic Treatment

    Pathological Examination

    Anesthesia and Analgesia

    Reactions of Swine to Sedation and Anesthesia

    Routes of Administration of Sedatives and Anesthetics

    Preanesthetic Management

    Premedication

    Anesthetic Induction

    Endotracheal Intubation

    General Anesthesia

    Drugs Used in Swine Anesthesia

    Analgesia

    Pain Control

    Pain Recognition in Swine

    Drugs Used in Swine Analgesia

    Monitoring during Anesthesia

    Anesthetic Support

    Anesthetic Emergencies

    Malignant Hyperthermia/Porcine Stress Syndrome

    Post-operative Management

    Euthanasia

    Experimental Techniques

    Restraint

    Sampling Techniques

    Administration of Compounds

    Basic Surgical Procedures

    Catheterization

    Catheter Maintenance

    Laparotomy

    Safety Testing of Chemicals and Drugs

    Necropsy

    Resources

    Associations

    Books

    Journals

    Internet Resources

    Swine, Diet and Equipment

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