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Brown C.,Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Lab Animal | Year: 2010

If a rabbit is ill or will be undergoing certain types of surgery, it may need to be fed using a nasogastric tube. Nasogastric intubation is easy and is an effective means of delivering nutrition and fluids when other feeding methods are not feasible. This column describes how to place a nasogastric tube in a rabbit. Source


Brown C.,Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Lab Animal | Year: 2010

Environmental enrichment must be provided for the various animal species that are housed in laboratory animal facilities. Wheatgrass can be used as a natural form of enrichment that requires minimal preparation and effort. Wheatgrass is appropriate enrichment for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents and birds. Source


Brown C.,Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Lab Animal | Year: 2010

Snakes are used in various investigations of the effects of their venom on human physiology. Blood sampling is frequently an important part of these investigations. The heart is the most commonly used venipuncture site in snakes because it yields a reasonably large sample. This column describes cardiocentesis for blood sample collection in the snake. Source


Brown C.,Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Lab Animal | Year: 2011

Urethral catheterization of the female guinea pig has potential diagnostic, therapeutic and research applications. Urethral catheter placement in the female guinea pig is relatively easy to carry out and has fewer potential complications than does catheter placement in male guinea pigs. Source


Brown C.,Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Lab Animal | Year: 2011

Cystotomy is a surgical incision into the urinary bladder, which may be required for removal of calculi, diagnosis of tumors or refractory urinary tract infections, or repair of ectopic ureters and ruptured bladders. This column describes the indications and techniques for cystotomy in the rabbit. Source

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