ACLAM position statement on rodent surgery

Patricia Foley, Nancy Hitt, Mathias Leblanc, Maryanne McCrackin, Sandra Sexton, Jason Villano

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)822-823
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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