The mouse VAB™ permits quick, aseptic connection and disconnection of a catheterized mouse and an infusion tether. The design features magnets for ease of use and animal welfare. The polyester surgical felt disk measures 14mm in diameter. Catheters attach to a 22ga or 25ga connector under the felt. Our mouse catheters are designed for a perfect fit onto these connectors.
Access the port built into the button directly using a syringe fitted with a mating PinPort™ injector or extension set. Use the VABMG tool to hold the button and mouse magnetically without hemostats. Connect a tether (VABM1T) with a 25ga swivel for continuous access; the tether connects magnetically to minimize force on the animal. Use the red aluminum VABM1C cap to protect the button stalk when group housing mice.
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Evaluation of Three Catheter Maintenance Schedules in Standardly Externalized Catheter and Transcutaneous Buttons