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Anaesthetic & Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals
Lindsay G. Ross and Barbara Ross, 2nd edition, 174p., ISBN 0-632-05252-X, US $34.95, contact Iowa State University Press, 2121 S. State Ave., Ames, IA 50014-8300, tel: 1-800-862-6657, fax: (515) 292-3348, WWW: http://www.blackwellprofessional.com/
Anaesthetic & Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals draws together the available information on sedation and anesthesia of fishes, both temperate and freshwater species, and provides an illustrated, practical guide for workers in aquacu l ture, fisheries research, and aquarium management. Topics include a general introduction concerning handling and pain management, effects of stress on physiology, the nature of anesthesia and sedation, features of an anesthetic agent, and how animals wil l respond. Based on first-hand experience, the text covers fish, amphibians, reptiles, and selected aquatic invertebrates, and includes a glossary of drugs, an explanation of major technical terms, and an index for ease of reference. A new chapter on tran s portation has been included as calming and sedative techniques have a useful role in this commercially important operation.
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Assessing Dog Temperament: A Guide to Setting up and Running Temperament Tests
Video and booklet published by Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. £15.00 per copy. Contact UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8AN, UK, tel: 01582 831818, fax: 01582 831414, WWW: http://www.ufaw.org.uk/
Properly carried out temperament tests can improve the selection of dogs for working purposes or rehoming from shelters. Fitting the right dog to the right person or task improves the dog's welfare and saves time and money. But assessment tests need t o be properly designed, validated, and carried out. The video will help those thinking of setting up an assessment program and is also a training tool for staff who will take part in assessment. It provides an introduction to the observation of behavior during a test and shows practical examples of tests and of dogs' responses to them.
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Captive Care and Medical Reference for the Rehabilitation of Insectivorous Bats
Amanda Lollar and Barbara French; a Bat World Publication. Hardbound, 329pp., 186 photos, 60 diagrams. Price - $45.00 (plus $5.00 shipping and handling USA; outside USA - $5.00 bookrate, $15.00 airmail.) Credit cards and checks are accepted. Credit ca r d orders can be e-mailed to email@example.com, or faxed to (940) 325-3404. Checks should be made out to Bat World and sent to 217 N. Oak Avenue, Mineral Wells TX 76067.
The book contains the following information: introduction (natural history of bats, wildlife rehabilitation permits, rabies, histoplasmosis, and special health precautions). Identification (species, age, roosting behavior of crevice dwelling and folia g e roosting bats). Protocol for interacting with the public, requirements for a properly equipped bat rehabilitation facility (facility, supplies, pharmaceuticals), quarantine considerations, caging (transport carriers, permanent caging for adult crevice d welling and foliage roosting bats, flight cages (indoor and outdoor), infant caging (crevice dwelling and foliage roosting), feeding adult bats (mediums, hand feeding, blended mealworm mixtures, teaching adult bats to self-feed, feeding crickets, water r o utines), feeding infants and juveniles (feeding orphan pups, infant bat formulas, introductory level formula, intermediate level formula, complications including bloat and metabolic bone disease), bathing and grooming procedures, initial rescue, diagnosi s and treatment, examination, deferential diagnosis chart, dehydration and fluid replacement (oral hydration, hydration by subcutaneous injection), shock, wing injuries (membrane tears, closed and open fractures, stabilizing compound fractures with skin a d hesive, intramedullary pinning of humeral and radial fractures, fracture rehabilitation prior to release, injuries to the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints, wnputations), back and leg injuries, foot and toe injuries, joint swelling, blunt force trauma, r e spiratory disorders (aspiration, pneumonia, punctured lung), heat exhaustion/heat stroke, electrical shock and burns, insect stings, adhesive contaminants, skin conditions, parasites, digestive disorders (gastritis, diarrhea, loss of appetite), anemia, i n fections of the gums and teeth, urinary tract infections, eye infections, injuries to the ear, bite wounds, pesticide poisoning, rabies (human exposure/bat bites, clinical signs of rabies in insectivorous bats), injection technique, oxygen therapy, anest h esia, antibiotics and other medications (antimicrobial therapy, medications; uses and dosages), caring for pregnant and lactating females (general information, Caesarean section and ovariohysterectomy), hibernation, marking of bats (acceptable marking me t hods used by rehabilitators, other marking methods), release of rehabilitated bats, care of nonreleasable captive bats (quality of life, roostmates, reproduction; orchiectomy), geriatric bats, daily examinations, euthanasia and guidelines for educational programs using live bats.
The appendix includes the following: State Information on Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits, Bats by State, Weight Chart and Forearm Measurements, Diets, Dental Chart, Number of Young, Hibernation and Roosting Patterns, Roosting Associations Between Spe c ies, Pronunciation of Scientific Bat Names, List of Veterinarian Contacts, Product List and Metric Conversions.
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The Care and Feeding of an IACUC: The Organization and Management of an Animal Care and Use Committee
Edited by M. Lawrence Podolsky and Victor S. Lukas, 200pp., ISBN/ISSN 0849325803, $59.95, CRC Press LLC, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431, WWW: http://www.crcpress.com
This book summarizes information critically necessary for the effective and efficient management and operation of an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and will be useful to IACUC members, administrative officials, veterinarians, and s tudents using laboratory animals. The chapters cover communication, formation, and composition of the IACUC, records, issues in academia, forms and notices, a chairperson's perspective, the IACUC role in education and training, IACUC resources, assessing and managing pain and distress in laboratory animals, the principal investigator perspective, the literature search for alternatives, and ethics and quandaries. Ten appendixes are also included covering contact information for organizations, databases, d i rectories, and training materials.
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Careful How You Hold Me
Retail prices are $AUS 150.00 (Australia and NZ) including packaging and postage. Overseas orders are $US 150.00, including packaging and postage. Special price for class sets over 10 CDs. Contact Ms. R. O'Shea, Multimedia Education Unit (MEU), Unive r sity of Melbourne Parkville, Victoria, Australia 3052, tel: (613) 9344 6313, fax: (613) 9344 4341, e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, WWW: http://www.infodiv.unimelb.edu.au/telars/cds/careful/
New multimedia CD-ROM training program has been developed for investigators, honors and postgraduate students, animal technicians, teachers, and others new to the field of laboratory animal science and animal welfare. A resource for collective use or s elf-paced learning, it would also be of value to veterinarians and members of Animal Ethics Committees. Emphasis is on animal welfare, recommended standards of practice, and core information required to operate efficiently as an animal-based scientist. P >
There are five sections: Regulations; Husbandry (mouse, rat, guinea pig and rabbit); Anaesthesia; Aseptic Technique and Surgical Practice; and Euthanasia, Autopsy, and Disposal. The CD includes over 100 high quality still photographs,40 minutes of Qui c ktime movies, problem solving examples, and testing (including an off computer skills test in the section on husbandry), hot links to background information and much, much more. Material has been drawn from a wide range of sources including experience of practitioners working in the field over many years.
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Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse: Linking the Circles of Compassion for Prevention and Intervention
Edited by Frank Ascione, 498pp., ISBN 1-55753-143-9, $24.95 + $5.00 shipping. To order, contact Latham Foundation, 1826 Clement Ave., Alameda, CA 94501, e-mail: email@example.com, WWW: ht t p://www.latham.org
Evidence is mounting that animal abuse is frequently embedded in families scarred by domestic violence and child maltreatment and often predicts the potential for other violent acts. The book is a compilation of 45 original essays by 51 noted authorit i es who argue compellingly that violence prevention programs are enhanced by including animal protection personnel and by recognizing animal maltreatment as a human welfare issue. The perspectives of law enforcement, legislative, child protection, domesti c violence, veterinary, and humane officials are included.
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Handbook of Animal Models of Infection
Edited by Oto Zak and Merle Sande, ISBN 0127753907, US $199.95, contact Academic Press, 525 B Street, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, tel: 619-231-6616, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, WWW: http://www.academicpress.com
This handbook is divided into five sections: a section on general methodologies followed by sections describing experimental bacterial, mycotic, parasitic, and viral infections. In addition, many new models that have been developed within the last dec a de or omitted for various reasons in the books of the first edition are included here. The sections discuss ethical and safety aspects; animal care and use committees; principles of animal care; and current techniques appropriate for the use of animal mo d els of infection and details a wide range of animals including rodents, rabbits, cats, and primates.
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An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics: Theory and Cases
Bernard E. Rollin, 430pp., Iowa State University Press, 2121 S. State Ave, Ames, IA 50014-8300, tel: 1-800-862-6657, WWW: http://www.isupress.edu
Throughout their careers, practitioners and staff in all areas of veterinary medicine research and application will encounter situations involving colleagues, clients, and animals that demand ethical decision and action. Issues of animal mistreatment, pain, euthanasia, and abortion; illegal drug prescription, sale, or use; sexual harassment in the workplace; requests for improper or unnecessary procedures or medications; questionably performed procedures; and use of alternative medical techniques or e q uipment are a sampling of the ethical impediments encountered in modern practices and laboratories.
An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics: Theory and Cases helps students and practitioners resolve ethical questions by identifying situations objectively, then acting with personal resolve. This book by renowned philosopher and veterina r y ethicist Bernard E. Rollin explains the theory and methodology of making sound decisions about ethical matters commonly encountered by veterinarians and researchers. Rollins presents 82 case studies of real situations (originally shared in the ethics c o lunm of The Canadian Veterinary Journal that exemplify a variety of veterinary situations for which ethical actions were required. Each study is accompanied by questions and commentary that encourage consideration of divergent perspectives and r e solution by personal decision.
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Surgery, Anesthesia, and Experimental Techniques in Swine
Edited by M. Michael Swindle, 320pp., Iowa State University Press, 2121 S. State Ave, Ames, IA 0014-8300, tel: 1-800-862-6657, WWW: http://www.isupress.edu
Nine international experts contribute to this practical technical guide for use of swine in biomedical research. Organized by organ system, the book is intended primarily for human and veterinary researchers using swine as experimental animals. It off e rs select procedures, such as anesthetic protocols, useful to veterinarians providing clinical care for pet pigs or in agricultural practice. The book contains sections on surgery as well as sections on other topics (for example, anatomy, handling, anest h esia) and a description of the uses of swine that reflect the developing interest in using swine to replace other species, such as dogs and primates. The book includes illustrations, 37 tables, including drawings of gross anatomy, and images from angiogr a phy, endoscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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Rescue Critters! CPR Training Mannequins
The "Jerry K9" dog mannequin has mouth-to-snout capabilities, working lungs, splintable legs, and a working pulse and realistic features. The "Fluffy" cat mannikin has mouth-to-snout capabilities, working lungs, splintable legs, and a working pulse a s well. Also available are intubation mannequins that have realistic representations of the esophagus, trachea, and associated cartilage and a realistic K9 IV Trainer.
Rescue Critters! has made a custom K9 mannequin for University of California, Davis and Louisiana State University. It is a full-size intubation K9 mannequin with the K9 IV Trainer arm directly attached. For more information, contact Craig Jones at A B C Rescue, tel: (818) 780- 7860, e-mail: EMSCA@aol.com, WWW: http:// www.rescuecritters.com/
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VETLEX: EU Veterinary Legislation on CD-ROM
The VetLex system is a database available on CD-ROM allowing quick and easy access to the entire EU Veterinary Legislation in consolidated form. There are over 5,000 EU directives, regulations, decisions, and other legislation of interest to the veter i nary profession. VetLex is word searchable, and daily updates can be accessed via the Internet. For ordering information, contact WWW: http://www.vetlex.com
Innovation, Ethics, and Animal Welfare: Public Confidence in Science and Agriculture
November 18-19, 1999 at Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand. For more information contact Mrs. Gill Sutherland, the Royal Society of NZ, P.O. Box 598, Wellington, New Zealand, tel: +64-4-4727421, fax: +64-4-4731841, e-ma i l: email@example.com
The welfare of animals is inextricably linked to their biological needs, our interpretation of those needs, and our expectations of animals, be they as sources of companionship, food, or recreation. Clearly, our knowledge and beliefs affect the way a n imals are treated, and these will change with future market requirements and consumer preferences. The past century has seen significant changes in the livestock sector, changes which seem set to escalate in the next century given the current developmen t s in science and technology.
This conference plans to address how the application of knowledge has affected the welfare and productivity of farm animals during the past century and how it might affect the livestock industry in the future. Farming Animals in 2020 is the f ocus of the first day of the conference jointly organized by the New Zealand Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC) and the New Zealand branch of the Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART). S c ience and Trust on the second day is planned to explain innovative technology, such as cloning and transplantation, in general lay terms and to consider how science and technology create ethical dilemmas, excitement, and fear and place obligations o f trust on science, the media and regulatory authorities.
In addressing these issues in a timely and informative manner, the conference will be valuable to any one interested in the place of science and agriculture in the next millennium. It will be of special interest to those involved in the agricultural, s cientific, and veterinary profession and to those interested in livestock production, animal welfare, the developing technologies, and their social regulation.
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Vllth International Scientific Congress in Fur Animal Production
Organized by International Fur Animal Scientific Association (IFASA) and other associations, September 13-15, 2000, Kastoria, Macedonia, Greece. For more information, contact SYMVOLI - Congress Organizers Ltd., Patmou 8, Kalainaria, 551 33 Thessalon i ki, Greece, tel: ++3031 425 159, fax: ++3031 425 169, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The scientific program will consist of plenary sessions, oral presentations, and posters. The papers will cover topics according to the five working groups of IFASA: breeding, reproduction and genetics; nutrition; pathology and diseases; behavior and w elfare; fur properties. Titles and abstracts must be submitted by January 2000 and manuscripts by March 2000.
Toxicity Testing: Issues and Alternatives
November 9, 1999, National AALAS Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana. Sponsored by Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) and Working for Animals in Research, Drugs, and Surgery (WARDS).
Topics include alternative methods for skin desensitization testing, development and validation of alternative methods, regulations and guidelines, humane endpoints, and Test Smart high production chemicals.
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Animal Research and IACUC Issues
December 6-7, 1999 San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW), the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Office for Protection from Research Risks, NIH.
A two-day conference on Animal Research and IACUC Issues. The conference will be held at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, TX.
AAALAC Global Gateway
The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) recently established one of the most complete international listings of animal care and use resources on the World Wide Web. The site provides hundreds o f links to international resources and information.
AGRIS is the international information system for the agricultural sciences and technology. The system identifies worldwide literature (both conventional and nonconventional; the so-called "gray" literature), dealing with all aspects of agriculture. CARIS is the Current Agricultural Research Information System, which identifies projects dealing with infon-nation on agriculture. The basic unit in CARIS is a set of data describing all the components of each single project.
Cambridge University Animal Welfare Information Centre (CUAWIC)
CUAWIC in the United Kingdom has a large database of scientific reports and references. CUAWIC provides reference lists on particular animal welfare subjects and literature reviews with interpretation by experienced scientists. Minimum costs are charg e d for these services. Contact information; background material; and a list of CUAWIC reviews, reports and publications are available from the site.
The Department of Defense Biomedical Research
The Department of Defense (DoD) Biomedical Research Database has been developed from biomedical research, testing, or training programs being federally funded in FY97. The areas of research, testing, and training include, among others, the following: i nfectious diseases, biological hazards, toxicology, medical chemical defense, medical biological defense, clinical medicine, clinical surgery, physical protection, training, graduate medical education, and instruction. This information is updated on an a n nual basis at the beginning of the fiscal year.
The European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians (ESLAV) was created at the 6th FELASA symposium held in June 1996 in Basel, Switzerland. A main objective of the Society is to provide a forum for European veterinarians to discuss issues which c o ncern them in the field of laboratory animal medicine and science, and to pool resources where appropriate.
The FVE web site contains information about the Federation, the veterinary profession in Europe (history, statistics), education (veterinary faculties, evaluation system), and FVE newsletters, press releases, position papers, and links to over 100 sit e s.
International Toxicity Estimates for Risk Database (ITER)
ITER is a database of human health risk values and supporting information. This is a test version of a new ITER database expanded to 500 chemical files, with information from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Agency for Toxic Substances and D isease Registry (ATSDR), and Health Canada. Improvements to ITER include direct links to EPA's IRIS and to ATSDR's MRL page from each chemical file, and the ability to print reports.
The home page of this AALAS affiliate that promotes exchange of information among laboratory animal care trainers.
OSU Animal Science Extension Computer Software
Free downloadable software programs are available from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science for use by individuals. The programs include estimating feedlot cost of grain, spreadshee t for calculating livestock rations, diet planning for cattle and calves, checking nutrient balance, preconditioning weaned calves, inbreeding calculator, cross breeding simulations, and more.
Pain Management and Humane Endpoints Workshop
Proceedings of a workshop held on November 2-3, 1998, by the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, NIH Office for Protection from Research Risks, NIH Office for Animal Care and Use, and the National Academy of Sciences Institute for Laboratory Animal Research.
This site is managed by the Pig Disease Information Centre, Ltd., in the United Kingdom. Reports available in full text include Farrowing Without Crates, Growth Promoters: Alternatives, Organic Pig Production, Loose Sow Housing Problems: Silage Soluti o n, and others.
This is the fifth edition (1999) of the Environmental Protection Agency manual by J. Routt Reigart and James R. Robers. Chapters include general principles, environmental and occupational history, insecticides, herbicides, other pesticides such as dis i nfectants, an index of signs and symptoms and an index of pesticide products.
The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) has a place on their web site called IACUC TALK for members of Institational Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) to voice their opinions, questions, and concerns. The purpose of IACUC TALK is to provi d e a forum for members of lACUC's to discuss protocols, research animal well-being, and other issues.
The number of genetically engineered mice available for study is rapidly increasing. Considerable savings in animal life and research dollars are possible when existing transgenic or gene-targeted mouse strains can be used for experimental studies. In addition, investigators may find that a spontaneous mouse mutant may provide insight into their research questions. Unfortunately, there is no single comprehensive repository for all genetically altered mice. Dr. Thom Saunders, Transgenic Animal Model Co r e, University of Michigan Medical School has listed vendors that have mice for sale. In addition, there are information databases which describe mouse models.
The Spanish Society for Laboratory Animals Science (SECAL) announces that an important article on Recommendations for Euthanasia of Experimental Animals, has been translated by SECAL into Spanish from their original English content as published in Laboratory Animals. Copies of this reprint are available free of charge. It is also available on the SECAL web site.
La Sociedad Española para las Ciencias del Animal de Laboratorio (SECAL) anuncia, que ha traducido al Español un importante articulo sobre Recomendaciones para la Eutanasia de Animales de Experimentación, a partir de su original e n Ingles contenido en la revista Laboratory Animals. Las copias impresas se encuentran disponibles gratuitamente. Tainbien se encuentra disponible en la pagina de Internet de la SECAL. Este proyecto ha sido patrocinado por Laboratory Animal, Ltd .
Swiss Animal Welfare Legislation
This site contains the Swiss Federal Act on Animal Protection of March 9, 1978, and the Swiss Animal Protection Ordinance of May 27, 1981. These documents are available in English, German, French, and Italian.
The Tufts Animal Care and Condition Scales were developed in 1997 by Dr. Gary Patronek, the Fort Wayne Department of Animal Care and Control, and the law enforcement division of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to hel p cruelty investigators and veterinarians assess cases of animal abuse or neglect that are primarily related to husbandry, as opposed to deliberate acts of cruelty.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has a new website that pulls together previously issued ARS news stories, articles in Agricultural Research magazine, and other ARS sources about animal health and well-b e ing, aquaculture, and arthropod pests (as related to animal issues). The site will also provide resource and contact information relevant to ARS animal health research.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has an online library of U.S. state animal regulations, international animal regulations, and international animal product regulations. All documents are in Adobe pdf f o rrnat.
The latest regulations on the interstate movement of animals. The files are presented by USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services but are written and maintained by each State.
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine program on plant poisonings in livestock and pets in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Includes color pictures of common, important poisonous plants in the Mid-Atlantic region; identification features of each plant, with reference to the most toxic parts; conditions under which poisoning is most likely to occur; and an outline of the di s ease caused by ingesting the plant.
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