UNIT 1.12 Techniques in Aseptic Rodent Surgery

  1. Shelley L. Hoogstraten-Miller1,
  2. Patricia A. Brown2

Published Online: 1 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.im0112s82

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Hoogstraten-Miller, S. L. and Brown, P. A. 2008. Techniques in Aseptic Rodent Surgery. Current Protocols in Immunology. 82:III:1.12:1.12.1–1.12.14.

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Human Genome Research Institute/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

  2. 2

    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: AUG 2008


Performing aseptic survival surgery in rodents can be challenging. This unit describes some basic principles to assist clinicians, researchers, and technicians in becoming proficient in performing aseptic rodent surgery. Curr. Protoc. Immunol. 82:1.12.1-1.12.14. © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • aseptic surgery;
  • technique;
  • rodent;
  • surgical preparation;
  • instrument preparation;
  • suture material;
  • anesthesia;
  • analgesia;
  • surgical gloves