The Laboratory Xenopus sp
Author, Sherril L. Green, DVM, PhD

Publisher: From the CRC Press
The Laboratory Xenopus sp
Catalog no. 91093
ISBN-10 1420091093
Shelving Guide: Biological Sciences

Even though Xenopus is one of the two most popular non-mammalian animals used in biomedical research, their value in the lab suffers from a lack of standardization regarding their optimal care, breeding, and housing.

Filling the need for such a reference, The Laboratory Xenopus sp provides researchers, technicians, and animal caretakers with a practical, step-by-step manual that emphasizes the humane care and use of captive clawed frogs in basic as well as biomedical, and toxicological research.

The Only Book of its Kind Available to Researchers

Amply Illustrated with 50 color illustrations of management practices and technical procedures, this how-to guide:

  • Offers quick reference on the humane care and use of clawed frogs in the laboratory
  • Illustrates management practices and technical procedures with figures and tables
  • Provides sources of additional information on frogs, feed, and sanitation supplies

Supported with hypothesis-driven research, this well-organized manual. explores the full range of responsibilities facing individuals who work with this species. The content is divided into intentionally brief sections that allow for the quick retrieval of essential information regarding important biological features and experimental methodology, as well as compliance and veterinary care, husbandry, housing, and water quality management.

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This book succeeds admirably in providing a convenient source of information addressing the unique characteristics and needs of Xenopus sp. in laboratory settings … providing a wealth of information that is hard to find in one place. The book is comprehensive, easy to read, and has complete and current references. It should be in the library of every veterinarian and researcher interested in the biology, breeding, care, use, and common diseases of Xenopus sp.
—Peter Vogel, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Director, Veterinary Pathology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, writing in Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Vol. 49, No2., March 2010

The Laboratory Animal Reference Series published by the CRC Press has yielded another excellent pocket reference for a less commonly used non-mammalian animal of biomedical research. Xenopus spp have increased in popularity as laboratory animals and continue to serve an important role in biomedical research. The Laboratory Xenopus sp. is a practical reference for the humane care and maintenance of captive clawed frogs. It is well referenced and provides important biological information on husbandry, veterinary care, and experimental methods. This reference is thorough but brief and provides a good overview of the subjects. The sections of the book that focus on husbandry and experimental methods are particularly valuable. The section on veterinary care is well written and reflects the author's mastery of the subject. It is illustrated appropriately and fairly priced
--- Robert A. Wagner, VMD., writing in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 238, No. 6, Pages 712-718, March 15, 2011