stumol at stud.ntnu.no
Tue Oct 20 11:16:52 EST 1998
Jose Andrade <jandrade at individual.eunet.pt> wrote:
: I would like to know your opinion concerning the anesthesia with ether
: followed by transcardiac perfusion of lab rats .
Ether anastesia is not used on humans behacuse
the indcution is considered extremely
painful and unplesant. There is no reason to
believe that rats feel any different about the
matter. I have not tried ether myself, but I
when I was a child (back in the seventies) I was
on several occcations given halothane anastesia.
I have never suffocted, but I do not think the
feeling from inhalation of halothane is much worse
than suffoction. And if it is true that ether
is even worse, my advice would be to avoid
I suggest you use an intraperitoneal injection
of pentobarbitone/chloral hydrate mixture or
a subcutaneous injection of hypnorm/dormicum
mixture imstead? When the rat is fully anaestisied
you can give is an intracardical perfusion and
kill it by a rapid dislocation of the neck.
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