Anesthesia with intraperitoneal propofol, medetomidine, and fentanyl in rats.

@article{Alves2010AnesthesiaWI,
  title={Anesthesia with intraperitoneal propofol, medetomidine, and fentanyl in rats.},
  author={Heber Nuno Castro Alves and Aura Lu{\'i}sa Maia da Silva and I Anna S Olsson and Jos{\'e} Manuel Gonzalo Orden and Lu{\'i}s M. Antunes},
  journal={Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={454-9}
}
A safe and reliable method for anesthetizing rats has long been a leading concern of biomedical researchers. We recently found that the intraperitoneal administration of propofol combined with medetomidine and fentanyl is safe for mouse anesthesia. Here we studied whether the same combination could be used for general anesthesia in rats. We used male Wistar… CONTINUE READING