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AFRMA - Rat & Mouse Book List - Technical/Medical/
Genetics

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TECHNICAL/MEDICAL/GENETICS
TECHNICAL BOOKS
The Rat: A Study in Behavior The Rat: A Study in Behavior S. A. Barnett. Second paperback printing 2008, ©1963 S. A. Barnett. AldineTransaction, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick and London; originally published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1975. ISBN 0-202-30977-0.
Biology of the Laboratory Mouse, Second Edition Biology of the Laboratory Mouse. Second Ed., Dr. Earl L. Green, editor. 1966. Dover Publications, Inc., New York. (by the staff of the Jackson Laboratory) ISBN 0-486-63185-0. Available online from The Jackson Laboratory web site Biology of the Laboratory Mouse.
No Picture Biology of the Laboratory Mouse. First Edition. by the Staff of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Clarence C. Little, Director, George D. Snell, Editor. With a Chapter on Infectious Diseases of Mice by J. H. Dingle, Harvard Medical School. 497 pages. 1941. The Blakiston Company, Philadelphia. This is an archived online version available in various formats. (The PDF takes a while to print.)
The Care and Breeding of Laboratory Animals The Care and Breeding of Laboratory Animals by Edmond J. Farris, Editor. 1950. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. ISBN-10: 0471256080. Available at libraries.
Raising Laboratory Animals: A Handbook for Biological 
and Behavioral Research Raising Laboratory Animals: A Handbook for Biological and Behavioral Research by James Silvan. 1966. The Natural History Press, New York. Available at libraries.
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, prepared by the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council. Contact the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
No Picture The Laboratory Mouse: Its Origin, Heredity, and Culture by Clyde E. Keeler, Sc.D. 1931. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. Has a good history of the mouse and the colors, goes into linkage, and has several photos of various colors and types of mice. This is an archived online version available in various formats. (The PDF takes a while to print.)
Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals. Fourth Revised Edition, 1995. National Research Council. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. ISBN 0-309-05126-6. Online at Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals.
The Scuttling Gourmet The Scuttling Gourmet: A guide to wholesome nutrition for rats. Alison Campbell, N.F.R.S. 131 pages. Third edition available from the N.F.R.S. or Book 1–6 Kindle versions on Amazon.
MEDICAL BOOKS
Laboratory Animal Medicine Laboratory Animal Medicine by James G. Fox, Bennett J. Cohen, and Franklin M Loew. 1984. Academic Press, Inc., Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, publishers, San Diego, California. ISBN 0-12-263620-1.
Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. Committee on Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council. 1991. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. ISBN 0-309-03794-8. Online at Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats.
Companion Guide To Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats Companion Guide To Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. Committee on Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council. 1991. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. ISBN 0-309-04283-6. Online at Companion Guide to Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats.
The Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents The Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents, 3d Edition by John E. Harkness and Joseph E. Wagner. 1989. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia. ISBN 0-8121-1176-1.
The Merck Veterinary Manual The Merck Veterinary Manual. Sixth Edition. 1986. Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ. ISBN 911910-53-0.
The Merck Veterinary Manual The Merck Veterinary Manual. Eighth Edition. 1998. Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ. ISBN 0-911910-29-8.
Biology of the Laboratory Mouse, Second Ed. Biology of the Laboratory Mouse. Second Ed., Dr. Earl L. Green, editor. 1966. Dover Publications, Inc., New York. (by the staff of the Jackson Laboratory) ISBN 0-486-63185-0. Available online from The Jackson Laboratory web site Biology of the Laboratory Mouse.
No Picture Biology of the Laboratory Mouse. First Edition. by the Staff of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Clarence C. Little, Director, George D. Snell, Editor. With a Chapter on Infectious Diseases of Mice by J. H. Dingle, Harvard Medical School. 497 pages. 1941. The Blakiston Company, Philadelphia. This is an archived online version available in various formats. (The PDF takes a while to print.)
Common Diseases of the Fancy Rat Common Diseases of the Fancy Rat by Ann Storey, MSc, FIBMS. 2007. National Fancy Rat Society (N.F.R.S.), England. A must-have for every rat owner/breeder. ISBN 0-9554025-0-6. Available from N.F.R.S..
Microbiology For Fanciers Microbiology For Fanciers by Ann Storey, MSc, FIBMS. 2013. National Fancy Rat Society (N.F.R.S.), England. Another must-have for every owner/breeder. Includes information on not only rats, but other small animals. ISBN 978-1-898015-20-8. Available from N.F.R.S. (contact the Promotions Officer for prices) and from Fur & Feather.
Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammal Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammal, Second Edition, by Barbara L. Oglesbee. 2011. Wiley-Blackwell,. ISBN: 978-0-8138-2018-7. Covers common diseases seen in small exotic animals (Chinchillas, Ferrets, Guinea Pigs [cavies], rabbits, rodents) sorted alphabetically within each species. Each topic covers Basics, Diagnosis, Treatment, Medications, Follow-Up, and Misc. The Rodents section covers topics from Acute Respiratory Distress to Vaginal Discharge. Also includes Common Dosages for Selected Rodent Species and Normal Values for Selected Rodent Species appendices. Each species tabbed to find quickly in the book.
Pathology of Laboratory Rodents & Rabbits Pathology of Laboratory Rodents & Rabbits, Second Edition, by Dean H. Percy, Stephen W. Barthold. 2001. Iowa State University Press, Blackwell Publishing Professional, Iowa. ISBN: 0-8138-2551-2.
Handbook of Rodent and Rabbit Medicine Handbook of Rodent and Rabbit Medicine, 1st Edition edited by Kathy Laber-Laird, M. Michael Swindle, and Paul Flecknell. 1996. Pergamon Veterinary Handbook Series. Covers biology, behavior, reproduction, husbandry, handling, and basic diseases a veterinarian would encounter in rats and mice. Includes several data tables. Also has chapters on gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs [cavies], rabbits, anaesthesia and analgesia [painkillers] for rodents and rabbits, common surgical procedures in rodents and rabbits (surgical neutering, C-section, tumor removal, trauma surgery, and more), and appendices of drug dosages for rabbits and rodents and a list of abbreviations. ISBN: 0-08-042504-6. New!
No Picture Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction by Donald D. Holmes, D.V.M. 1984. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa. (First Edition; now on the Fourth Edition with a companion web site
No Picture Current Veterinary Therapy X Small Animal Practice by Robert W. Kirk, D.V.M., Editor. 1989. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia. (Tenth Edition; now on the Fifteenth XV Edition
The Rat: A dissection manual The Rat: A dissection manual by T.A.G. Wells. 1964. Dover Publications, Inc., NY. ISBN 0-486-61720-3.
Rat Dissection Manual Rat Dissection Manual by Bruce D. Wingerd. 1988. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore & London. ISBN 0-8018-3690-5.
Self-Assessment Color Review of Small Mammals Self-Assessment Color Review of Small Mammals by Susan A. Brown, D.V.M. and Karen L. Rosenthal,MS, D.V.M., Dipl. ABVP Avian. 1997. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa. ISBN 0-8138-2092-8.
Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Second Edition, by Katherine E. Quesenberry, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, James W. Carpenter MS, DVM, Diplomate ACZM. 2004. Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. ISBN 13: 978-0-7216-9377-4; ISBN 10: 0-7216-9377-6.
Diseases of Small Domestic Rodents Diseases of Small Domestic Rodents, Second Edition, by V.C.G. Richardson, MA,VetMB, MRCVS. 2003. Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., UK. ISBN 1-4051-0921-1.
No Picture The Anatomy of the Laboratory Mouse by Margaret J. Cook. M.R.C. Laboratory Animals Centre Carshalton, Surrey, England. Academic Press. 1965. ISBN: 0121869563. Available online from The Jackson Laboratory web site The Anatomy of the Laboratory Mouse.
The Complete Care of Orphaned or Abandoned Baby Animals The Complete Care of Orphaned or Abandoned Baby Animals by C.E. Spaulding, D.V.M. and Jackie Spaulding. 1979. Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA. Includes, mice, rats, and rodents. A very good book. ISBN 0-87857-266-X.
Origins of Inbred Mice Origins of Inbred Mice. Edited by Herbert C. Morse III. 1978. Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-507850-1. Available online from The Jackson Laboratory web site Origins of Inbred Mice.
GENETICS BOOKS
The Coat Colors of Mice: A Model for Mammalian Gene Action and Interaction The Coat Colors of Mice: A Model for Mammalian Gene Action and Interaction by Willys K. Silvers. 1979. Springer-Verlag, New York. ISBN: 0387903674. Available online from The Jackson Laboratory web site The Coat Colors of Mice.
No Picture The Genetics of the Mouse by Hans Grüneberg, Ph. D., M.D., D. Sc., Second Edition. 1952. The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff.
Mouse Genetics: Concepts and Applications Mouse Genetics: Concepts and Applications by Lee M. Silver. 1995. Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN: 0195075544. Available online from The Jackson Laboratory web site Mouse Genetics.
Biology of the Laboratory Mouse Biology of the Laboratory Mouse. Second Ed., Dr. Earl L. Green, editor. 1966. Dover Publications, Inc., New York. (by the staff of the Jackson Laboratory) ISBN 0-486-63185-0. Available online from The Jackson Laboratory web site Biology of the Laboratory Mouse.
No Picture Biology of the Laboratory Mouse. First Edition. by the Staff of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Clarence C. Little, Director, George D. Snell, Editor. With a Chapter on Infectious Diseases of Mice by J. H. Dingle, Harvard Medical School. 497 pages. 1941. The Blakiston Company, Philadelphia. This is an archived online version available in various formats. (The PDF takes a while to print.)
Origins of Inbred Mice Origins of Inbred Mice. Edited by Herbert C. Morse III. 1978. Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-507850-1. Available online from The Jackson Laboratory web site Origins of Inbred Mice.
Genetics of the Norway Rat Genetics of the Norway Rat by Roy Robinson. 1965. Pergamon Press, Ltd.
Practical Inbreeding Practical Inbreeding fifth edition by W. Watmough. 1978. Fur & Feather/Watmoughs Limited. ISBN 0 903775 08 5. Principles of Selective Inbreeding is an archived version of Practical Inbreeding 1969—missing some of the pedigrees in Chapter 4.
In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does, The Secret of Success in Livestock Culture Fully Described. A Treatise of the Greatest Value to Breeders of All Kinds of Animals and Birds Thirteenth edition by C.A. House, Revised by W. Watmough. 1930s?. Fur & Feather (Watmoughs Limited), Idle, Bradford, and London.
Colour Inheritance in Small Livestock Colour Inheritance in Small Livestock by Roy Robinson. 1978. Fur & Feather/Watmoughs Limited. ISBN 0-903775-06-9. Available from Fur & Feather (2nd Ed.).
No Picture The Laboratory Mouse: Its Origin, Heredity, and Culture by Clyde E. Keeler, Sc.D. 1931. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. Has a good history of the mouse and the colors, goes into linkage, and has several photos of various colors and types of mice. This is an archived online version available in various formats. (The PDF takes a while to print.)
Comparative Genetics of Coat Colour in Mammals Comparative Genetics of Coat Colour in Mammals by A.G. Searle. 1968. Logos Press Ltd, London/Academic Press, New York. ISBN 0-1263-3450-1.
No Picture Animal Genetics by Frederick B. Hutt. 1964. The Ronald Press Co., New York.
No Picture An Introduction to Genetics by David J. Merrell. 1975. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York.
No Picture Genetics by Robert C. King, Ph. D. 1965. Oxford University Press, New York.
No Picture Genetics: A Survey of the Principles of Heredity, Fifth Edition by A.M. Winchester. 1977. Houton Mifflin Company.
No Picture Principles of Genetics, Third Edition by Eldon J. Gardner. 1968. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.
Selection and Cross-breeding in Relation to the Inheritance of Coat-pigments and Coat-patterns in Rats and Guinea-pigs Selection and Cross-breeding in Relation to the Inheritance of Coat-pigments and Coat-patterns in Rats and Guinea-pigs, by Hansford MacCurdy and W. E. Castle. Tells about breeding for more or less/none (Bareback) dorsal stripe (spine markings) in Hooded rats; grades of dorsal stripes; breeding heavy marked to heavy marked or light marked to light marked = only those types; Irish (term derived from early fanciers and only recognized in black by them) was anything from a few hairs on the chest to wholly white ventral (belly) surface. 1907. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C. Archived version available online.
No Picture Studies of Heredity in Rabbits, Rats, and Mice, by W. E. Castle. 1919. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C. This is an archived online version available in various formats. (The PDF takes a while to print.)
No Picture Reversion in Guinea-Pigs and Its Explanation; Experimental Studies of the Inheritance of Color in Mice, by C. C. Little. 1913. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C. This is an archived online version available in various formats. (The PDF takes a while to print.)

Updated September 16, 2017