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Animal Husbandry: The science of breeding, feeding and care of domestic animals; includes housing and nutrition.

Rodent Handling and Restraint Techniques

JoVE 10221

Source: Kay Stewart, RVT, RLATG, CMAR; Valerie A. Schroeder, RVT, RLATG. University of Notre Dame, IN 

It has been demonstrated that even minimal handling of mice and rats is stressful to the animals. Handling for cage changing and other noninvasive procedures causes an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and other physiological parameters, such as serum corticosterone levels. Fluctuations can continue for up to several hours. The methods of restraint required for injections and blood withdrawals also cause physiological changes that can potentially affect scientific data. Training in the proper handling of mice and rats is required to minimize the effects to the animals.1 Mice and rats can be restrained manually with restraint devices, or with chemical agents. Manual methods and the use of restraint devices are covered in this manuscript. All restraint methods include the process of lifting the animals from their home cage.


 Lab Animal Research

Rat Model of the Associating Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation for Staged Hepatectomy (ALPPS) Procedure

1Institute of Physiology - Center for Integrative Human Physiology, University of Zurich, 2Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 3Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Winterthur, 4Institute of Anesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zurich

JoVE 55895


 Medicine

Transplantation of Zebrafish Pediatric Brain Tumors into Immune-competent Hosts for Long-term Study of Tumor Cell Behavior and Drug Response

1Department of Oncological Sciences and Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah School of Medicine, 2Department of Dermatology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City

JoVE 55712


 Cancer Research

Expression of Fluorescent Proteins in Branchiostoma lanceolatum by mRNA Injection into Unfertilized Oocytes

1Département de Biologie du Développement et Cellules Souches, Institut Pasteur, 2Laboratoire de Biologie du Développement de Villefranche-sur-Mer (UMR7009 CNRS/UPMC Univ Paris 06), Sorbonne Universités, 3Equipe Epigenetic Control of Normal and Pathological Hematopoiesis, Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Marseille, 4Unité de Dynamique des Interactions Membranaires Normales et Pathologiques, CNRS UMR5235/DAA/cc107/Université Montpellier II, 5Plateforme BioEmergences IBiSA FBI, CNRS-NED, Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard

JoVE 52042


 Developmental Biology

Partial Lobular Hepatectomy: A Surgical Model for Morphologic Liver Regeneration

1Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 3Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Institute of Lung Biology and Disease, Helmholtz Zentrum München, 4German Center for Lung Research (DZL)

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JoVE 57302


 JoVE In-Press

Three-dimensional Organotypic Cultures of Vestibular and Auditory Sensory Organs

1Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, 2Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, 3Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University

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JoVE 57527


 JoVE In-Press

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