Technical note: non invasive method to protect the external part of catheters or flow probes chronically implanted in rabbits.

 L. Fortun-Lamothe, B. Lamboley-Gaüzere


This technical note describe the steps of fabrication of a protective backpack for the extemal part of catheters or flow probes chronically implantad in rabbits. This backpack is made with fabric and velera®, and the straps are made with electric wire which cannot be nibbled by the animal. This method is non invasiva and does not modify the animal behaviour (caecotrophy, suckling, washing ...).

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 Universitat Politècnica de València


Official journal of the World Rabbit Science Association (WRSA)


e-ISSN: 1989-8886     ISSN: 1257-5011