List of laboratory services
Species and characteristics of the models: Outbred and inbred rats with a minimum weight of 200g, pregnant females (from day 9-10), mice (jugular and non-vascular catheters on the digestive tract).
Description of our service
Catheterization can be used for injecting substances (non-vascular catheter except the bile duct catheter) or for sampling (any other type of catheter).
- Femoral artery
The surgeries are performed under anesthesia with the combined use of anesthetic and analgesic (a2-adrenergic receptor agonist) drugs.
Our implanted catheters are commonly made of polyurethane or silicone (for vascular catheters only).
For vascular catheters, we primarily inject a blocking solution of PVP-heparin or heparin glucose + PVP.
Recommandations - Upon receipt of the animals:
Allow only one animal per cage (use a high cage).
Rinse catheters upon receipt than every 2nd day.
For the double bile duct catheterization, rinse the duodenal catheter only.
Our added value
Traceability of interventions.
Specific perioperative care for each type of surgery.
Optimal conditions of the operated animals during shipments, thanks to our dedicated and internal transport service.
Ethical review process by our IACUC (MESR No. 078).