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Restraint and Compound Administration in Mice and Rats

Manual Restraint and Common Compound Administration Routes in Mice and Rats is a 14 minute video covering the basic principles of how to safely handle rats and mice and to administer compounds to these species via the most utilised routes including intraperitoneal, intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and oral gavage.

This resource was developed and sponsored by the Insourcing solutions and Research Models and Services Departments, Charles River Inc. Copyright is retained by the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

It is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and others who are new to, or have limited experience of, handing or compound administration in rats and mice. It should not replace hands-on training within an individual’s Institution, but be used as a supplementary educational resource

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