A publication list providing information related to Blood Collection in Laboratory Animals.
This article describes venipuncture of the cranial vena cava (CVC) as a quick and safe technique to collect large samples of blood from ferrets.
National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research.
Provides information on blood sampling techniques for many common species to help laboratory staff remove blood from animals in the most humane and efficient way.
Purdue University. Department of Animal Sciences.
Emphasizes proper restraint, correct preparation of sampling site, and use of appropriate equipment when collecting blood from sheep.
Lab Animal magazine.
This article discusses the blood collection techniques not requiring anesthesia, requiring anesthesia, and in terminal procedures.
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations and European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods.
Provides researchers in safety evaluation laboratories with an up-to-date, easy to use set of data sheets to aid in the study design process while at the same time affording maximum welfare considerations to the experimental animals.
Universitetet i Bergen. Laboratory Animal Veterinary Services Vivarium.
Describes through words and pictures this blood collection technique first introduced by the Laboratory Animal Centre of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives.
A collection of slides and a video on sampling blood from a mouse using the saphenous vein technique.
NIH. Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU).
Video tutorials for blood collection techniques in rodents. Includes links to additional resources at the bottom of the page.