WEBINAR: Rodent anesthesia and surgical monitoring: the foundation for great experiments

This free webinar hosted by Scintica Instrumentation provides an overview of different rodent anesthesia options and highlights the importance of rodent surgical monitoring and user safety. Topics discussed include: the benefits of inhalation versus injectable anesthesia, the physiological side effects of anesthesia, increasing Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) requirements, and the use of monitoring devices and anesthesia systems to overcome these challenges.

Anesthetic agents influence multiple physiological parameters. As such, animals require consistent monitoring during surgical procedures.  Surgical monitoring often necessitates a second person in the surgical space to remain attentive and document observations while a surgery is underway.

In this presentation, we discuss the importance of monitoring individual physiologic parameters as well as the importance of user safety- which is often overlooked.  Participants will gain a better understanding of how surgical monitoring contributes to improved animal well-being and greater consistency within experiments, and how incorporating a monitoring device can streamline this process. Consideration is also given to the effects of short-term user exposure to volatile anesthetics and strategies to minimize risk.

Topics discussed in this webinar include:

  • Requirements for a successful surgery
  • An overview of different anesthetics
  • Side effects of anesthesia
  • Surgical monitoring devices
  • Risks of user exposure to anesthetic agents

If you want more information on our small animal surgical monitoring options visit our Rodent Surgical Monitor+ page

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About the Speaker (s)

Michelle Dotzert Ph.D.

Michelle Dotzert PhD– Michelle Dotzert holds a PhD from the University of Western Ontario. Her expertise includes exercise physiology and biochemistry, and she has worked with a rodent model of Type 1 Diabetes. Michelle is currently a physiology application specialist with Scintica Instrumentation.