January 20, 2015
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is often used to euthanize laboratory rodents at the end of a research study. A growing body of research has shown that CO2 is aversive to mice and rats. Inhalant anaesthetics, like isoflurane, are a humane alternative to CO2 for rendering animals unconscious. This allows for a two-step procedure: rodents are first […]
February 13, 2014
A new study just published on the open access journal PLoS ONE shows how practices in research laboratories can be made more animal friendly.