Blood Collection


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.

Blood Sampling in Sheep  ( pdf | 170 KB )

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.

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.