Indwelling venous catheters can be used for various infusions including tracers, metabolic substrates, peptides, drugs, etc. Arterial catheters are used for blood sampling in a non-stressing condition. Catheters are placed under anesthesia, after loss of pedal and corneal reflexes is assured. Mice are allowed to recover for 4-7 days and only mice that have regained >95% of their preoperative weight are studied.
Number of mice will depend on the experimental protocol and should be discussed. Subsequent experiments should be best performed in our facility.
Price per surgical operation : CHF 50.-