Dosing a mouse by mouth is a quick, common procedure that is fraught with danger. Without proper training you can easily inflict a traumatic injury, and without proper equipment even the best trained technicians can cause inflammation with repeated doses.
We are proud to lead the way in transitioning rodent oral gavage away from traditional metal needles, which have been shown to damage the esophagus, to flexible, soft-tipped plastic tubes. Choose our 22ga/25mm (black) version for mouse pups, 20ga/30 or 38mm (yellow) for typical adult mice, 18ga/30 or 38mm (pink) for large mice, or the polyurethane 16ga/38mm model for viscous compounds.
If you are not sure which is best for you, request a free sample pack and try them all. Be sure to view our training video which shows how to properly scruff and dose with the plastic tubes; you may have to change your technique slightly if you are used to stainless steel.
Did you know? Flexible feeding tubes are part of our "Be Nice" family of techniques and products. Are you? I want to be nice
Conducting large-scale rodent dosing studies? The Rodent Dose Puller protects technicians, reduces dose error and speeds up the dosing process. Learn more
The sizes below cover mice of all sizes - pups to adult. If you know what you need select it here to receive a quotation. Smaller 50 piece boxes are also available; click through to the product page for details.
Download this brochure for a complete overview of feeding tubes for rodents, specs, and sizing.