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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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Rat Surgery Models Introducing the Rat Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Model

Posted by: admin | November 02, 2009 | 0 Comments

Rats have always played a significant role as an animal model in obesity and diabetes studies.  Recently, a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass rat surgery model has been developed as an obesity treatment model. However, studies have demonstrated that the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgical procedure not only leads to significant weight loss but it also leads to complete remission of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in 84% of patients. More interestingly, studies have demonstrated that the Type 2 Diabetes resolution occurs before the weight loss, suggesting that insulin sensitivity improves by a process that is independent of weight-loss.  However the mechanism behind this remission is not well understood and the rat Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery model is being utilized to help understand this mechanism.

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is a complicated surgery, and various techniques have been described. The Veterinary Bioscience Institute has undertaken the task of reviewing available literature and refining this surgical technique as well as improving pre-, peri- and post-operative care. This information is now being presented as part of the Advanced Principles of Gastrointestinal Surgery workshop taught by the Veterinary Bioscience Institute. This workshop emphasizes hands-on learning of gastroduodenal and gastrojejunal anastomosis, and gastric bypass. Gastrointestinal anatomy, gastrointestinal tissue handling, appropriate surgical instrumentation, suturing techniques and pre- and post-surgical animal care are reviewed. Attendees perform gastric bypass and duodenal switch in the adult laboratory rat.

 

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