Performing Rodent Survival Surgery

Survival surgical procedures in rodents requires aseptic techniques appropriate for the procedure being performed, including an appropriately prepared, dedicated surgical area, sterile instruments, and both animal and surgeon preparation. Anesthesia, analgesia, and peri-operative monitoring must be appropriate for the species and procedures performed, and must be recorded.

IACUC Policy: 

Performing Rodent Survival Surgery (REVISEDAugust 20, 2020)

Rodent Anesthesia(REVISED, May 19, 2022)


Recommended Surgical Disinfectants, Sterilants and Suture Material

Recommended Rodent Anesthetics and Analgesics (REVISED, October 19, 2023)

Rodent Survival Surgery Checklist (REVISEDJanuary 16, 2020)

Sample Surgery & Anesthesia Forms: 

Rodent Surgery & Anesthesia Record - Single Animal (NEW, January 16, 2020)

Rodent Surgery & Anesthesia Record - Multiple Animals (REVISED,May 19 2022)

Rodent Non-Surgical Anesthesia Record - Multiple Animals (REVISED,May 19 2022)