through the Animal Care Facility:
AALAS, Manual for Assistant
Laboratory Animal Care Technicians.
Joliet, IL: American Association
for Laboratory Animal Science, 1984.
Basics of the care and
handling of most common lab animals and livestock.
AALAS, Manual for Laboratory
Animal Technicians . American Association for Laboratory Animal
A supplement to the Assistant
Technicians Manual with more detailed information on lab animal
health, nutrition and experimental techniques.
MTA Associates Inc., Biomethodology
for Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits . MTA Associates Inc.
A very good quick reference
for the handling, restraint, injection and blood collection techniques
for aforementioned animals.
at the Raynor Memorial Library:
The Universities Federation
for Animal Welfare, The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management
of Laboratory Animals . 5 th ed. Essex, England: Longman
Scientific & Technical, 1986. (call Number SF406.U55 1987)
A detailed guide on the care and use of a wide variety of lab animals.
However, the standards for housing and care are British and should
be checked against the USDA guidelines when necessary.