Experimental surgical procedures in rodents induce profound hormonal and metabolic changes as part of a normal stress response. Managing the stress response through sound surgical, anesthetic, and perioperative care practices are essential to safeguard the validity and reproducibility of research results and to ensure the health and well-being of rodents used in surgical models. Investigators and laboratory animal veterinarians promote quality research and high standards of animal health and welfare through intensive surgical training, thorough presurgical planning, and careful execution of IACUC-approved surgery.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science|
|State||Published - Nov 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology