Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia, Fourth Edition provides a basic guide to anaesthesia for a very diverse audience needing content, with straight-forward, structured style of writing. Updated with effects of anaesthetics in different laboratory species, including sources of dose rates will be incorporated into tabular material. New information on pain assessment and pain management will be covered, and an increased emphasis on rats and mice for anaesthesia and perioperative care. With newly revised, full color illustrations to facilitate best learning, Laboratory animal Anesthesia, Fourth Edition provides procedures, key points and invaluable advice from a well-known and respected veterinary anesthetist and scientist with over 30 years of experience in the field.
- Written by a veterinary anesthetist and scientist with over 30 years' experience in the field, and who is actively engaged in research in this area
- Focuses on procedures involving rats and mice used in research
- Provides those with limited experience of anesthesia with the information they need to carry our procedures effectively, safely, and humanely, as well as those with more experience to continue a career with laboratory animal model research
- Includes rapid, easily accessed information using tabulated summaries
1. Preparing for Anaesthesia 2. Managing and Monitoring Anaesthesia 3. Advanced and More Specialised Techniques 4. Analgesia and Post-Operative Care 5. Anaesthesia of Common Laboratory Species
Paul Flecknell is a veterinarian with over 35 years of experience working with laboratory animals. He is a Diplomate of the European Colleges of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and Laboratory Animal Medicine and an honorary Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He has PhD in physiology, and is currently Professor of Laboratory Animal Science in the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University. His main research interests are anaesthesia and analgesia of all species of animals and in particular the development of methods of pain assessment. He is the head of the Pain and Animal Welfare Science (PAWS) group at Newcastle. The group's current research work is focussed on novel methods of "cage-side assessment of pain, particularly using "pain faces and developing methods of measurement of affective state in rodents.