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The first edition of this handbook was published ten years ago. Since then, knowledge has developed rapidly in the care and handling of laboratory animals, with the result that this second edition is considerably enlarged over the first. It will be useful for all workers in the experimental sciences where animals are used. There are chapters on the legal protection of laboratory animals, the animal house and its equipment, pests and their eradication, breeding methods, nutrition and handling of laboratory animals, anesthesia and euthanasia, and the laboratory animal business in the United States. This section is followed by chapters on each individual experimental animal, including the entire animal kingdom from earthworms to the horse.
The book is beautifully printed and illustrated and contains an excellent bibliography at the end of each chapter and a good index.
The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory Animals. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;60(5):980. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940081000029
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