APPENDIX 4E Animal Identification
Published Online: 1 SEP 2004
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Neuroscience
How to Cite
Donovan, J. and Brown, P. 2004. Animal Identification. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 27:4E:A.4E.1–A.4E.4.
- Published Online: 1 SEP 2004
- Published Print: APR 2004
Proper identification of animals is crucial in research, whether the animals are being used as experimental subjects, for breeding purposes, or as a source for tissues, cells, or fluids. This unit provides specific protocols for the ear punch (notch) and ear tag methods for mouse, rat and hamster; tattoos for mouse, rat and rabbit; and the correct use of a subcutaneous transponder system for all of the above species.