Category Archives: Animal ID

​Primer On Rodent Handling & Identification

Scientists and researchers frequently make use of animals as part of their studies, with rodents such as mice and rats comprising nearly 95% of choice in laboratory testing. This guide will provide an introduction to basic rodent handling strategies and identification techniques to determine the most effective method of practice for the laboratory's needs. General…
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Why Researchers Need to Control Genetic Contamination

Researchers take significant steps to limit errors during animal research. They carefully plan sample sizes and other elements of their study to ensure the most accurate results possible. Still, despite these efforts, data errors can still occur due to many factors. One common error source, the misapplication of mouse ear tags, is an obvious culprit.…
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Tips On ​Creating A Humane Environment

There is no doubting the importance of animal research. A great many medical breakthroughs have relied on it. Nearly every Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine has made use of animal data for their research since 1901. Animals have similar organs, and suffer from similar ailments, making them useful for devising treatments that will eventually…
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​Undeniable Flaws With Common Lab Animal ID Methods

There are over fifty million lab mice used each year for various tests and studies. If you work in a lab, then you surely know how important it is to keep track of all these little creatures. The most common lab animal ID methods in recent years have been RFID tags and metal rings. Each…
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