Rat

Techniques for taking blood samples from laboratory rats:

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Surgical techniques:

Click here for information on blood vessel cannulation in the rat

Non-surgical techniques:

Click here for information on tail vein blood sampling in the ratClick here for information on jugular vein blood sampling in the ratClick here for information on saphenous vein blood sampling in the ratClick here for information on retro-orbital blood sampling techniques in the ratClick here for information on using a temporary cannula for blood sampling in the rat

Terminal techniques:

Click here for information on retro-orbital blood sampling techniques in the ratClick here for information on abdominal/thoracic blood vessel blood sampling in the ratClick here for information on cardiac puncture blood sampling in the ratClick here for information on schedule 1 stunning followed by decapitation for blood sampling in the ratClick here for information on decapitation blood sampling techniques in the rat