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The Laboratory Rabbit


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Important Biological Features. Husbandry. Management. Veterinary Care. Experimental Methodology. Resources and Additional Information.

About the Author

Mark A. Suckow, D.V.M., is the Director of the Freimann Life Science Center and Associate Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Suckow earned the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 and completed a post-doctoral residency program in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Michigan in 1990. He is a Past President of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and he is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Valerie A. Schroeder is the Technical Services and Training Coordinator for Freimann Life Sciences Center at the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Schroeder is a 1979 Purdue University graduate with an Associate in Applied Science. As a Registered Veterinary Technician, she worked in private small animal practices for 10 years before entering research in 1991. She became a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist in 1995. She was awarded Technician of the Year in 2000 by the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association. Her areas of interest include breeding colony management, occupational health and safety, and training and education.


"In conclusion, this book was easy to follow, informative, and described important techniques used in daily activities with rabbits in greater detail. I recommend this book as a helpful guide for any persons interested in rabbit care and medicine. It is written in such a fashion that anyone from a high school student up to a laboratory animal veterinarian can use it and learn something new and interesting about using rabbits in research." --Jenelle Johnson, DVM, Purdue University, Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Vol 50, No2, March 2011, Page 270 "The second editions of The Laboratory Swine and The Laboratory Rabbit are enhanced with full color illustrations. Both books have an extensively updated section on anesthesia, analgesia and use of humane techniques in animal research. ... Both new additions are valuable additions to the laboratory animal library collection." --Nanette Kleinman, writing in ACLAM Newsletter VoI. 41-No.3, September 2010

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