UNIT 1.3 Handling and Restraint

  1. John Donovan1,
  2. Patricia Brown2

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.im0103s14

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Donovan, J. and Brown, P. 2001. Handling and Restraint. Current Protocols in Immunology. 1:I:1.3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

  2. 2

    National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: JUN 1995

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For the safety of the handler and the animal, proper methods for handling and restraining laboratory animals should be followed. Animals can be restrained either manually or in a plastic restrainer. This unit describes handling and manual restraint of mice, rats, hamsters, and rabbits. Alternate protocols describe restraint using the plastic restrainer.