Rat anesthesia

David Nikolic-Paterson David.Nikolic-Paterson at med.monash.edu.au
Tue Aug 4 00:27:05 EST 1998


We are looking for an 'Ether alternative' for rat anesthesia, due to
impending Animal ethics bans.
We would like it to be fast acting (less than  3mins) and will keep the
rat sedated for at least 5-10 mins. (preferably not longer than 20 mins)
We have trialed Halothane but find the rats recover too rapidly and if
the dose is increased they do not recover. (We do not use a nebulizer).
Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.



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