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Classic text on rabbits and rodents
  1. William Lewis

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Harkness and Wagner's Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents, 5th edn John E. Harkness, Patricia V. Turner, Susan VandeWoude, Colette Wheler 472 pages, paperback, £51.99. Wiley-Blackwell. 2010. ISBN 978 0 8138 1531 2

THE fifth edition of this classic text is a massive improvement on the last edition, which was published nearly 15 years ago. While the emphasis remains very much on laboratory animals, the inclusion of over 200 new photographs, as well as a number of emerging and relevant diseases and conditions, makes this text of much greater interest to practitioners.

The section on biology and husbandry is comprehensive, giving a different slant on this topic compared with other texts. An example …

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