Swine in the laboratory – Surgery, Anesthesia, Imaging, and Experimental Techniques 3rd Edition PDF. Predominantly this book provides information on models produced by surgical or other invasive procedures.
Swine in the laboratory – Surgery, Anesthesia, Imaging, and Experimental Techniques 3rd Edition
There is a presumption that physicians and scientists will have at least a rudimentary knowledge of the fundamental principles of surgery. It is impossible to fully describe all the models that can be developed in this species; however, there should be enough detail to provide basic principles of performing experiments with an organ or system of interest.
There are new chapters on toxicology, transgenics, cancer, necropsy techniques, and an overview of porcine models that were not included in the previous edition. The number of tables of normal values has been greatly expanded both in the chapters and in the appendix. Rajesh K. Uthamanthil, DVM, PhD, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and Ramon Duran-Struuck, DVM, PhD, led the efforts to submit two new chapters. Michael Sturek, PhD, and colleagues from Indiana University have updated a chapter with information on the unique Ossabaw pig along with scanning images that are included on the DVD. Niels Christian-Ganderup, MS, of Amplexa Genetics in Denmark submitted a new chapter providing an overview of the use of swine in research.
Most of this book was written by me as a sole author; however, I received input from my fellow faculty members at the Medical University of South Carolina. In particular, Katherine Morgan, MD, from the Department of Surgery added a great deal of detail in the section on endoscopy.