Mice anesthesia, analgesia, and care, Part I: anesthetic considerations in preclinical research.

@article{Gargiulo2012MiceAA,
  title={Mice anesthesia, analgesia, and care, Part I: anesthetic considerations in preclinical research.},
  author={Sara Gargiulo and Adelaide Greco and Matteo Gramanzini and Silvia Esposito and Andrea Affuso and Arturo Brunetti and Giancarlo Vesce},
  journal={ILAR journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={E55-69}
}
Animal experiments are necessary for a better understanding of diseases and for developing new therapeutic strategies. The mouse (Mus musculus) is currently the most popular laboratory animal in biomedical research. Experimental procedures on animals often require anesthesia and/or analgesia to obtain adequate immobilization and to reduce stress or pain. Mice anesthesia is challenging for several reasons including the animals' size, metabolic rate, and the high risk of hypothermia and… CONTINUE READING