Using an intravenous catheter to carry out abdominal lavage in the gerbil

@article{Griffiths2010UsingAI,
  title={Using an intravenous catheter to carry out abdominal lavage in the gerbil},
  author={Kathryn G. Griffiths and Leanne C. Alworth and Stephen B. Harvey and Michelle L. Michalski},
  journal={Lab Animal},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={143-148}
}
Abdominal lavage is used in laboratory rodents for a variety of applications but carries an inherent risk of abdominal organ laceration; therefore, personnel carrying out this procedure must have considerable expertise. In this paper, the authors describe an improved method for delivering sterile media to and collecting peritoneal fluids from dark-clawed Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) that had been peritoneally infected with filarial nematode parasites (genus Brugia). To carry out… CONTINUE READING
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