October 14, 2021
Post-operative care of transgenic and mutant surgical models is an important aspect of animal welfare that begins before the actual procedure – proper preparation of the recovery environment, including clean caging, warming options, special diet preparation, medicinal gel, and analgesic planning and dosing pre-surgery. The duration of the post-operative care is determined by the surgical procedure and species. Advances in technology help us monitor animals post-surgery and effectively treat pain, which can aid in a quicker recovery and improved animal welfare.
- Demonstrate key pre-operative procedures to improve success rates
- Illustrate post-operative care suggestions for different surgical procedures for various model types
- Evaluate technologies to effectively monitor animals post-surgery