AALAS Technician Certification Handbook  

Excerpted from: AALAS Technician Certification Handbook (revised 5/08)



Certification Reference List is a list of publications referenced in the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) test item data bank for each exam level. The test item data bank contains all test questions for the AALAS technician certification examinations. This list is published by the Certification Registry Board (CRB) to assist those who are preparing to take a technician certification test as well as those with teaching and training responsibilities. The Certification Reference List is divided by certification level. Each higher level incorporates the references of the lower level(s). For example, the LAT level includes the material found in the ALAT and the LAT lists, and the LATG level includes the material found in the ALAT, LAT, and LATG lists.  References are not listed in order of importance. Test

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Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) Reference List

 

ALAT Additional Reading List - These publications should be consulted and used as sources of information and for continued education.

ALAT 1: History and Purpose of Laboratory Animal Science and Animal Care Programs

ALAT 2: The Research Facility Environment

ALAT 3: An Introduction to Science

ALAT 4: Cell and Tissue Structure

ALAT 5: Organs and Organ Systems

ALAT 6: Feed and Nutrition

ALAT 7: Heredity and Breeding

ALAT 8: Laboratory Animal Environment

ALAT 9: Facility Equipment

ALAT 10: Hygiene in the Laboratory Animal Facility

ALAT 11: Animal Procurement

ALAT 12: Health and Disease

ALAT 13: Drug Therapy and Common Diseases of Laboratory Animals

ALAT 14: Euthanasia

  • "1993 Report of the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia." J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 202(2), 1993. Available at the Scientific Library.

  • The "AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia"(pdf) June 2007.

  • Fox, J.G., Cohen, B., and Loew, F.M. Laboratory Animal Medicine. Academic Press, Orlando, FL., 1984.

  • Pekow, C.A. "Suggestions from Research Workers for Coping with Research Animal Death." Lab Animal, 23 (10), 1994.

  • Walshaw, S.O. "Animal Death and Human Emotion in the Laboratory." Lab Animal, 23 (10), 1994.

ALAT 15: Experimental Design and Methodology

ALAT 16: Mice

ALAT 17: Rats

ALAT 18: Hamsters

ALAT 19: Guinea Pigs

ALAT 20: Gerbils

  • Anderson, R.S. and A.T.B Edney. Practical Animal Handling. Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK. 1991.

  • Field, Karl, and Amber Sibold. The Laboratory Hamster and Gerbil. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1998. Available at the Scientific Library

  • Harkness, J.E. and J.E. Wagner. The Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents. Williams and Wilkins. 1995. Available at the Scientific Library .

  • Hrapkiewicz, Karen, Leticia Medina, and Donald D. Holmes. Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction, 2nd Ed. Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA. 1997. The 2007, 3rd edition is Available at the Scientific Library.

  • Laber-Laird, K., M.M. Swindle, P. Flecknell, Handbook of Rodent and Rabbit Medicine. Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK. 1996. GB Limited Preview

ALAT 21: Rabbits

ALAT 22: Cats

ALAT 23: Dogs

ALAT 24: Non-human Primates

ALAT 25: Swine

  • Anderson, R.S. and A.T.B. Edney. Practical Animal Handling. Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK. 1991.

  • Panepinto, L.M. and R.L. Kroc. "History, Genetic Origins and Care of Yucatan Miniature Swine and Micro Pigs." Lab Animal 24 (6) 1995.

  • Panepinto, L.M. and M.M. Swindle, (eds.) "Swine in Biomedical Research." Laboratory Animal Science, 36(4), 1986. Available at the Scientific Library .

  • Stanton, H.C. and H.J. Mersmann, (eds.) Swine In Cardiovascular Research. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1986.

  • Swindle, M.M. Swine as Models in Biomedical Research. Iowa State University Press, IA. 1992.

  • http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/swine/

  • http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/pubs/swine/swine.htm#art

ALAT 26: Sheep/Goats

ALAT 27: Amphibians

ALAT 28: Birds

ALAT 29: Miscellaneous Laboratory Animals

 

Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) Reference List

Note: The LAT level list includes materials found on both the ALAT and LAT levels.

 

LAT Additional Reading List: These publications should be consulted and used as sources of information and for continued education.

LAT 1: Public and Private Interests in Animal Research

LAT 2: Administrative Responsibilities

LAT 3: Laboratory Techniques

LAT 4: Genetics and Breeding

LAT 5: Anatomy and Physiology

LAT 6: Laboratory Animal Facility Equipment

LAT 7: The Laboratory Environment

LAT 8: Animal Health Maintenance

  • Foster, H.L. "Gnotobiology." In: The Laboratory Rat, Volume II. Baker, H.L. et al., eds. Academic Press, Orlando, FL, 1980. Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Small, J.D. "Rodent and Lagomorph Health Surveillance and Quality Assurance." In: Laboratory Animal Medicine, Fox, J.G., Cohen, B.J., and Loew, F.M., eds. Academic Press, Orlando, FL, 1984.

LAT 9: Health and Disease

LAT 10: Diagnostic Techniques

LAT 11: Aseptic Technique, Surgical Support and Anesthesia

LAT 12: Emergency Veterinary Care

LAT 13: Research Methodology

LAT 14: Calculations and Conversions

 

Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) Reference List

Note: The LATG level list includes references found on the ALAT, LAT, and LATG lists.

 

LATG Additional Reading List

LATG 1: Personal Management:

LATG 2: Facility Management:

LATG 3: Facility Security & Disaster Planning:

LATG 4: Regulations:

LATG 5: Health Surveillance & Quality Assurance:

  • US Department of Health and Human Services. 1978. FDA Good Laboratory Practices for Non-Clinical Laboratory Studies (pdf). Part 58. Fed. Reg. 43(247): 60013-60020.
  • Office for Protection from Research Risks. 2002. PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Bethesda, MD: NIH. Available as Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • National Research Council. 1996. Guide for the care and use of laboratory Animals. Washington (DC): National Academy Press.
  • Baker HJ, Lindsey JR, Weisbroth SH, editors. 1979. Biology and diseases. In The Laboratory Rat, Vol. 1. Orlando, FL: Academic Press. Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Nomura T, Esaki K, Tomita T, editors. 1984. ICLAS manual for genetic monitoring of inbred mice. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press.
  • Eaton AD, Clesceri LS, Rice EW, Greenberg AE, editors. 2005. Standard methods for examination of water and wastewater, 21st edition. American Public Health Association, Water Environment Federation, and American Water Works Association, publishers. Available at the Scientific Library
  • Committee on Animal Nutrition, Ad Hoc Committee on Nonhuman Primate Nutrition, National Research Council. 2003. Nutrient requirements of nonhuman primates: 2nd revised edition. Washington, D. C.: National Academy of Sciences. GB Limited Preview, also Available at the Scientific Library, and Online.
  • Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources.Nutrient Requirements of Domestic Animals: Report Series. Washington, D. C.: National Academy of Sciences.
  • Animal Welfare Act (7 USC 2131-2155; 80 Stat. 350, 84 Stat. 1560, 90 Stat. 417, 99 Stat. 1645, 104 Stat. 4066, 5177; 105 Stat. 1984; 109 Stat. 711, 948), as amended.
  • Reuter JD, Suckow MA, editors [Internet]. Quality assurance/ surveillance monitoring programs for rodent colonies. In Laboratory animal medicine and management [cited June 4, 2007].

LATG 6: Occupational Health & Safety:

LATG 7: Introduction to Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry:

  • Odian G, Blei I. 1994. General, organic, and biological chemistry. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. 2008 version Available at the Scientific Library. An alternate choice Available at the Scientific Library may be Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry by John McMurry, 2007, 6th edition.
  • Bloomfield M. 1995. Chemistry and the living organism. 6th edition. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.

LATG 8: Molecular Biology:

  • Bloomfield M. 1995. Chemistry and the living organism. 6th edition. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Clark DP, Russell LD. 1997. Molecular biology made simple and fun. Vienna, IL: Cache River Press. The 2005, 3rd edition, is Available at the Scientific Library.

LATG 9: Immunology:

  • Coe-Clough N, Roth JA. 1998. Understanding immunology. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

LATG 10: Genetic Engineering:

LATG 11: Gnotobiotics:

LATG 12: Agents of Infectious Disease:

  • Barker DG, editor. 2007. Flynn's parasites of laboratory animals, 2nd edition. Ames, IA: Blackwell Publishing. Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Hirsh DC. 2004. Veterinary microbiology. 2nd edition. Ames, IA: Blackwell Publishing. Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Ikram M, Hill E. 1991. Microbiology for veterinary technicians. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
  • McCurnin DM. 2006. Clinical textbook for veterinary technicians. 6th editon. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders is Available at the Scientific Library, as well as the 2002, 5th edition.
  • Shapiro LS. 2004. Pathology and parasitology for veterinary technicians. Clift on Park, NY: Delmar Publishing; 2010 version Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Sloss MW, Kemp RL, Zajac AM. 1994. Veterinary clinical parasitology. 6th edition. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press.

LATG 13: Common Diseases of Laboratory Animals:

LATG 14: Diagnostic Techniques:

LATG 15: Pharmacology:

LATG 16: Anesthesia & Analgesia:

  • Hawk CT, Leary SL. 1999. Formulary for laboratory animals. 2nd edition. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press. GB Limited Preview of 3rd edition:
  • Flecknell P. 1996. Laboratory animal anesthesia. 2nd edition. New York, NY: Academic Press. The 2009, 3rd edition, is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Thurmon JC, Tranquilli WJ, Benson JG, editors. 1996. Lumb and Jones' veterinary anesthesia, 3rd editon. Philadelphia, PA: Williams and Wilkins.
  • Kohn DF, Wilson SK, White WJ, Benson GJ, editors. 1997. Anesthesia and analgesia in laboratory animals. New York, NY: Academic Press. The 2008 version is Available at the Scientific Library.

LATG 17: Experimental Design & Data Handling:

 

References by Type (extracted from the lists above)

World Wide Websites:

Journal Articles:

  • Cohen, B.J. "The Early History of Animal Experimentation and Animal Care." I. Antiquity. Laboratory Animal Science 9:39-45. 1959.
  • Flynn, R.J. "The Founding and Early History of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science." Laboratory Animal Science 30(4, Part II): 765-779. 1980. Available at the Scientific Library
  • Sechzer, J.A., ed. "The Role of Animals in Biomedical Research," Vol. 406, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY. 1983. Available at the Scientific Library
  • Pekow, C.A. "Suggestions from Research Workers for Coping with Research Animal Death." Lab Animal, 23 (10), 1994.
  • Walshaw, S.O. "Animal Death and Human Emotion in the Laboratory." Lab Animal, 23 (10), 1994.
  • Scher, S. "Setting Up an Animal Experiment." Vet. Tech. 7(5):217-220, May, 1986.
  • Panepinto, L.M. and R.L. Kroc. "History, Genetic Origins and Care of Yucatan Miniature Swine and Micro Pigs." Lab Animal 24 (6) 1995.
  • Panepinto, L.M. and M.M. Swindle, (eds.) "Swine in Biomedical Research." Laboratory Animal Science, 36(4), 1986. Available at the Scientific Library
  • DeNardo, D. "Amphibians as Laboratory Animals." ILAR Journal, 37(4):173-181, 1995. Available through the Scientific Library Online Journals site http://dels.nas.edu/ilar_n/ilarjournal/37_4/37_4Amphibians.shtml
  • Kuehl-Kovarik, C. "The Gray Short-tailed Opossum: A Novel Model for Mammalian Development." Lab Animal 24 (6) 1995.
  • May, E.B., Bennett, R.O., and Reimschuessel, R. "The Application of Laboratory Technology to Fish as Models in Biomedical Research." Lab Animal, May/June, 1987.

 

Federal Publications

 

Other

  • The "AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia" (pdf) June 2007.
  • Foster, H.L. "Gnotobiology." In: The Laboratory Rat, Volume II. Baker, H.L. et al., eds. Academic Press, Orlando, FL, 1980. Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Small, J.D. "Rodent and Lagomorph Health Surveillance and Quality Assurance." In: Laboratory Animal Medicine, Fox, J.G., Cohen, B.J., and Loew, F.M., eds. Academic Press, Orlando, FL, 1984.

Books:

  • ALAT Training Manual. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Cordova, TN. 2010 Available at the Scientific Library
  • Allen, Matthew J., and Gary Borkowski. The Laboratory Small Ruminants. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1998. GB Limited Preview
  • Anderson, R.S. and A.T.B. Edney. Practical Animal Handling. Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK. 1991.
  • Bennett, B.T., C.R. Abee, R. Henrickson. Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research: Biology and Management. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 1995.
  • Bhatt, P.N., Jacoby, R.O., and New, A.E. Viral and Mycoplasmal Infections of Laboratory Rodents. Academic Press, Orlando, FL, 1986.
  • Crow, Steven E., and Sally O. Walshaw. Manual of Clinical Procedures of the Dog, Cat and Rabbit, 2nd Ed. Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, PA. 1998. GB Limited Preview of 1997 version; 2009 version Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Cunliffe-Beamer, Terrie L. The Laboratory Mouse. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1998. Not Available under this author but The Laboratory Mouse by Gillian Bullock is available online, or in the Scientific Library, and another book with the same title but authored by Mark Suckow is also Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Cohen, B.J. and Loew, F.M. Laboratory Animal Medicine: Historical Perspectives. Academic Press, Inc., Orlando, FL. 1984.
  • Duellman, W.E., and T. Trube. Biology of Amphibians. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, NY. 1985. GB Limited Preview of 1994 version
  • Field, Karl, and Amber Sibold. The Laboratory Hamster and Gerbil. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1998. Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Flecknell, P.A. Laboratory Animal Anesthesia, 2nd Ed. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 1996. The 2009, 3rd edition, is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Fortman, Jeffrey D., B. Taylor Bennett and Terry A. Hewett. The Laboratory Non-Human Primate. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1998. GB Limited Preview of the 2001 version
  • Fox, J.G. Biology and Diseases of the Ferret. Lea and Febiger. 1988.
  • Fox, J.G., B.J. Cohen, and F.M. Loew (eds.) Laboratory Animal Medicine. Academic Press, Inc., New York, NY. 1984.
  • Fox, M.A. The Case for Animal Experimentation: An Evolutionary and Ethical Perspective. University of California Press, Los Angeles, CA. 1986. Fowler, M.E. Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals. Iowa State University Press. Ames, IA. 1995.
  • Fowler, M.E. Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA. 1986. The 2008 version is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Frandson, R.D. Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, 5th. Edition. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, 1992. GB Limited Preview. 2009, 7th edition is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Frye, F.L. Biomedical and Surgical Aspects of Captive Reptile Husbandry. Veterinary Medicine Publishing Company, Edwardsville, KS. 1981. Jurgens, M.H. Animal Feeding and Nutrition. Kendall/Hunt, Inc., Dubuque, IA. 1988.
  • Harkness, J.E. and J.E. Wagner. The Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents, 4th Ed. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, PA. 1995. Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Hecker, J.F. The Sheep as an Experimental Animal. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 1986
  • Hillyer, E.V. and Quesenberry, K.E. Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1997. 2006, 2nd edition by Quesenberry and Carpenter is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Hogan, B. et al. Manipulating the Mouse Embryo. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 1994. Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Hrapkiewicz, Karen, Leticia Medina, and Donald D. Holmes. Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction, 2nd Ed. Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA. 1997. The 2007, 3rd edition, is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Johnson-Delaney, K. Exotic Companion Medicine Handbook for Veterinarians. Wingers Publishing. 1996.
  • Kirk, R.W. and Bistner, S.I. Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 6th Ed. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1995. The 2006, 8th edition is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Knecht, C.D. et al. Fundamental Techniques in Veterinary Surgery, 3rd Ed. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1987.
  • Laber-Laird, K., M.M. Swindle, and P. Flecknell, Handbook of Rodent and Rabbit Medicine. Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK. 1996 GB Limited Preview.
  • Manning, P.J., Ringler, D.H. Newcomer, C.E. The Biology of the Laboratory Rabbit, 2nd. Edition, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 1994 Available at the Scientific Library
  • Martin, Brent. The Laboratory Cat. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1997. The 1998 version is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • McBride, Doug. Learning Veterinary Terminology, Mosby-Year Book, Inc. St. Louis, MO. 1996. The 2002 edition is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, Fourth Edition. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, PA. 1992. 2009, 7th edition Available at the Scientific Library.
  • McCurnin, D.M. Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians. 6th Edition. W.B. Saunders. Philadelphia, PA,. is Available at the Scientific Library, as well as the 2002, 5th edition.
  • Nicholas, F.W. Veterinary Genetics. Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA. 1987.
  • Outteridge, P.M. Veterinary Immunology. Academic Press, Orlando, FL, 1986. As a substitute for this one, Veterinary Immunology: an introduction, 2009 by Ian Tizard is Available in the Scientific Library.
  • Poole, Trevor (ed.). The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory Animals, 6th. Ed. Longman Scientific and Technical, Essex, England. 1987. 1999 (7th) edition Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Pratt, P.W. Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians. Mosby, St. Louis, MO, 1996. The 2007 edition, by Charles Hendrix, is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Rollin, Bernard E., and M. Lynne Kesel (ed.). The Experimental Animal in Biomedical Research. Volume II: Care, Husbandry and Well-Being: An Overview By Species. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1992 1995 Version GB Limited Preview
  • Rosskopf, W.J. and R.W. Woerpel. Diseases of Cage and Aviary Birds. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD. 1996.
  • Sharp, Patrick, and Marie LaRegina. The Laboratory Rat. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1998. Available at the Scientific Library, or the same title but with a different author is Available Online
  • Short, C.E., ed. Principles and Practice of Veterinary Anesthesia.
  • Siegmund, O.H. et al., eds. The Merck Veterinary Manual, 7th Ed. Merck and Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, 1991. 2005 version by Khan is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Stanton, H.C. and H.J. Mersmann, (eds.) Swine In Cardiovascular Research. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1986.
  • Suckow, Mark A., and Fred A. Douglas. The Laboratory Rabbit. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1997. The updated, 2010, version is Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Svendsen, P. and Hau, J. Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science. Volume 1. CRC Press, 1994. Boca Raton, FL. Available at the Scientific Library. The 2003-2004 volumes are also Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Swindle, M.M. Swine as Models in Biomedical Research. Iowa State University Press, IA. 1992.
  • Terril, Lizabeth A., and Donna Clemens. The Laboratory Guinea Pig. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1998. Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Van Hoosier, G.L. and C.W. McPherson, (eds.) Laboratory Hamsters. Academic Press, Orlando, FL. 1987.
  • Wagner, J.E. and P.J. Manning, (eds.) The Biology of the Guinea Pig. Academic Press, Orlando, FL. 1976. Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Waynforth, H.B., Experimental and Surgical Technique in the Rat. 2nd. Edition. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 1994. 1992 version Available at the Scientific Library.
  • Weisbroth, S.H., R.E. Flatt, and A.L. Kraus, ( eds.) The Biology of the Laboratory Rabbit. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Series. Academic Press, Orlando, FL. 1995. The 1994 version in the series is Available at the Scientific Library.