Surgical Techniques


NIH. Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU).

Videos taken from an earlier CD on survival rodent surgery techniques as well as links to related training materials.

Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) and National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs).

This web site provides video tutorials to assist research workers develop their skills in the administration of substances to laboratory animals and to apply best practice in aseptic surgical techniques in laboratory rodents.

NIH. Office of Animal Care and Use.  

These guidelines apply to all surgical procedures performed on rodents at the NIH in which the animals are expected to recover from anesthesia. 

Charles River, Research Models and Services.
JOVE - Date Published: 1/06/2011, Issue 47; doi: 10.3791/2586

Students, post-doctoral scholars, and others interested in performing surgery on rodents as part of a research protocol may not have had formal surgical training as part of their required coursework. 

The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  

ACLAM recommends that all institutions that use animals in research, testing and training develop and implement written standards for performing surgical procedures on rodents.