UNIT 1.5 Animal Identification
Published Online: 1 JUL 2006
Copyright © 2006 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Immunology
How to Cite
Donovan, J. and Brown, P. 2006. Animal Identification. Current Protocols in Immunology. 73:I:1.5:1.5.1–1.5.4.
- Published Online: 1 JUL 2006
- Published Print: JUN 2006
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.