The Veterinary Bioscience Institute presenting the topic of Rodent Laparoscopy at the Delaware Valley Branch of AALAS meeting
Posted by: admin | April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments
The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) is proud to announce that we will be giving a presentation on rodent laparoscopic and rodent colonoscopic techniques at the next DelawareValley branch meeting of AALAS. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 14th at DrexelUniversity in Philadelphia, PA. The rodent laparoscopic and colonoscopic lecture will consist of a didactic portion, followed by demonstration of rodent appropriate laparoscopic and colonoscopic equipment and techniques.
Rodent laparoscopy and colonoscopy provide a refinement of current methods used for monitoring intra-abdominal and gastrointestinal disease progression in rodents. Laparoscopy, which is considered the gold standard for many human abdominal procedures, results in decreased pain and tissue trauma quicker post surgical recovery, and preserves immune function when compared to the same procedures performed by laparotomy. Laparoscopy and colonoscopy improve rodent welfare and decreases inter-animal variability. During this session, rodent laparotomy and laparoscopic surgical methods will be compared, and the utilization of laparoscopy for the development of cancer models and assessment of disease progression to improve data collection and animal welfare will be described. In addition, currently available rodent laparoscopic equipment and instrumentation will be presented.