New and expanded edition of highly acclaimed laboratory animal program management book is now available

Boca Raton, FL, September 5, 2017 — CRC Press is pleased to announce that the new edition of Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing, Second Edition, by Robert H. Weichbrod, Gail A. (Heidbrink) Thompson, John N. Norton is now available. It has more than doubled the number of chapters in the original volume to present a more comprehensive overview of the current breadth and depth of the field with applicability to an international audience.

This book was written by three highly knowledgeable editors who are completely immersed in the field every day. Following in the footsteps of the first edition, this revision will serve as a first line management resource, provide for strong advocacy for advancing quality animal welfare and science worldwide, and continue as a valuable seminal reference for those engaged in all types of programs involving animal care and use.

Editors Robert Weichbrod, Gail Thompson and John Norton explain that, “Ultimately, the book represents foundational information for managers and administrators to bridge the connection between quality science and quality animal care to the international audience. While the application of the information and principles may vary among different managers, organizations, or specific countries, we hope the book provides strong advocacy for advancing and connecting animal welfare and science of the highest quality worldwide.”

Biomedical research using animals requires administrators and managers who are knowledgeable and highly skilled. They must adapt to the complexity of rapidly-changing technologies, balance research goals with a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements and guidelines, and know how to work with a multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce.

“We need to all recognize that working and using animals in biomedical research or testing is a privilege, not a right. This concept comes out loud and clear in this book…. The culture of science will be changed by this edition” explains Dr Irving Zucker, Cardiovascular Research Professor at UNMC.
Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing, Second Edition also serves as an indispensable resource text for certification exams and credentialing boards for a multitude of professional societies.

This book has a wide range of input and is co-published by: ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine), ECLAM (European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine), IACLAM (International Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine), JCLAM (Japanese College of Laboratory Animal Medicine), KCLAM (Korean College of Laboratory Animal Medicine), CALAS (Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Medicine), LAMA (Laboratory Animal Management Association), and IAT (Institute of Animal Technology).

For more information about Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing, Second Edition (ISBN 9781498748445), please visit CRC Press:

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