Veterinary Bioscience Institute

Continuing Education Credits

The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) is an approved continuing education provider American Association of Veterinary State Boards. VBI's courses, webinars and workshops also meet the requirements for Continuing Education Units of ASR, CALAS and AALAS. VBI's training also meets the following standards: ISO9000, cGLP, the 2010 Guide and Council of Europe's Directive 86/609 (ETS 123).

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The 3R's of Research; Refinement, Reduction and Replacement

Refining Rodent Gavaging Technique

 

Plastic Feeding Tubes

 

Oral gavage is a commonly performed method to administer materials orally to rodents. Instrumentation for this technique has been recently refined from a metal gavage needle to a flexible feeding tube. Flexible feeding tubes reduce the risk of trauma and risk of perforation, are translucent allowing to be precise, are disposable thereby eliminating the risk of cross contamination and cost of cleaning. Flexible feeding tubes are recommended and identified as a refinement by the by the BVAAWF/FRAME/RSPCA/UFAW Joint Working Group on Refinement. You can access full report here

 

It is imperative that the person performing oral gavage task is competent in the technique of restraining the rodent and dosing. The Veterinary Bioscience Institute along with the Instech Labs has developed detailed training gavage videos for mouse and rat to help scientists and technical staff with their research needs.

 

Mouse Gavage

Rat Gavage

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how to gavage a mouse

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how to gavage a rat



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The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI)  is an approved continuing education provider by

 


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VBI’s training meets the following standards:

 

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VBI’s courses and workshops also meet the requirements for
Continuing Education Units of 

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