FEB 05, 2015 6:00 AM PST

Improving the Post-Operative Recovery of Rodents through Nutrition and Enrichment

C.E. Credits: CE
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Abstract

Laboratory animal surgical models are instrumental in biomedical research; therefore establishing healthy defined animal models is crucial to this research. Surgical procedures produce metabolic changes and stress in animals, which can delay recovery and increase morbidity. A goal of post-operative care is to minimize stress in the animal, thereby improving the ability of the animal to heal and recover. Nutritional supplementation and enrichment have been demonstrated to play a role in improving the post-operative recovery of rodents. Proper nutrition and the administration of post-operative diets and appetite stimulants are critical to laboratory animal recovery and survival post-surgery in order to minimize weight and protein loss and ultimately help the animal maintain body weight and return to a normal metabolic state. An overview of the metabolic effects of surgery on rodent metabolism will be presented. Post-surgical nutritional support, stress-free oral dosing methods, edible enrichment for post-operative monitoring, as well as the rational for including these refinements in rodent surgical procedures will be discussed.


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FEB 05, 2015 6:00 AM PST

Improving the Post-Operative Recovery of Rodents through Nutrition and Enrichment

C.E. Credits: CE

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