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Rodent Stereotaxic Surgery and Animal Welfare Outcome Improvements for Behavioral Neuroscience

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10.3791/3528-v

January 30th, 2012

January 30th, 2012

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1Department of Neuroscience, Section Anatomy, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 2Animal Welfare Office, University of Groningen

Stereotaxic surgery on rodents allows for targeted administration of drugs or electrical stimulation and recordings in awake, behaving animals. In this video presentation we will demonstrate recent procedural refinements to this long-standing procedure that successfully improved survival rate and reduced post-surgical weight loss.

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