Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research

Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research

eBook - 2003
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This report highlights the flexibility and promotes the use of professional judgement, performance standards, and the decision-making process in evaluating animal protocols that balance the needs of high quality research and the humane treatment of animals. The nine chapters review the basics of animal husbandry, define pain and stress, differentiate between major and minor surgery, and outline best practices for specific research situations unique to neuroscience and behavioral research. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Expanding on the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, this new book provides current best practices for animal care and use and discusses how the regulations and guidelines provided by the Guide, the Animal Welfare Act, the USDA Animal Welfare Regulations, and PHS Policy can be applied to neuroscience and behavioral research. Each chapter provides advice for common situations in neuroscience and behavioral research that can pose difficulties.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2003
ISBN: 9780309505871
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 209 pages)
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