Laboratory Animals in Research and Teaching: Ethics, Care, and Methods

Pages: 274
Item #: 4318013
ISBN: 978-1-59147-145-5
List Price: $19.95
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Copyright: 2005
Format: Hardcover
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Overview

Laboratory Animals in Research and Teaching contains valuable information that college and high school instructors will need to establish and maintain laboratories at their institutions. The volume offers practical advice about administrative matters, ethical issues, and the guidelines and regulations for the care and feeding of animals. The authors, who include high school instructors, researchers, college instructors, and veterinarians, share lessons they have learned from their own experiences. Their suggestions address large institutions, as well as smaller ones (where resources may be scarce). The volume also includes useful appendixes that include classroom exercises, case studies, federal guidelines, and a detailed listing of resources. This will be an invaluable text for psychologists and teachers who seek innovative perspectives and methods for teaching and conducting research with animals.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Introduction

I. An Ethical Foundation

  1. Dealing With the Animal Research Controversy
    —Harold A. Herzog
  2. The Ethics Cascade
    —Nancy K. Dess and Richard W. Foltin

II. Practical Advice

  1. Conducting Behavioral Research: Methodological and Laboratory Animal Welfare Issues
    —Nancy A. Ator
  2. Conducting Behavioral Research With Animals at Smaller Institutions: Veterinary Care and Facilities
    —Christine M. Parks

III. Lessons from the Field

  1. Conducting Behavioral Research With Animals at Smaller Institutions: A Case History
    —Jesse E. Purdy
  2. Using Laboratory Animals in Teaching and Research With Limited Resources
    —Donald F. Kendrick
  3. Use of Laboratory Animals for Teaching Undergraduate Behavioral Science
    —David A. Eckerman
  4. Use of Animals at High School Facilities
    —Craig W. Gruber

IV. Overview of Regulations

  1. Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines
    —Nelson Garnett
  2. Local Institutional Policies
    —John D. Strandberg

Appendices

  1. List of Acronyms
  2. Case Studies for Classroom Discussions of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Functions
  3. Sample Animal Welfare Assurance Institutional Letterhead
  4. Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International Accreditation Program
  5. Research Projects for Animal Behavior Courses
  6. Sample Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Protocol for a Behavioral Project in a Zoology Course
  7. Sample Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Protocol for a Live Animal Project
  8. Instructions on the Care of Pigeons for Psychology Students
  9. Sample Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Protocols for Learning Courses
  10. Sample Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Protocols for Courses in Physiological Psychology
  11. Sample High School Release/Parental Permission Form
  12. U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training
  13. Other Resources for Research Involving Laboratory Animals

Index

About the Editors