Disposable Animal Feeding Needles for Mice and Rats
Our oral gavage tubes are flexible to reduce the risk of trauma and disposable to eliminate the cost of cleaning and the chance of compound crossover. Flexible tubes are recommended as an animal welfare refinement over rigid metal tubes, and part of our "Be Nice" family of products.
We manufacture the feeding tubes using medical grade materials to minimize the risk of interactions with test compounds. The tube is constructed of polypropylene, the same material used in plastic syringes. The soft elastomer tip is designed to prevent inadvertent placement in the trachea and reduce the risk of perforation.
Available in boxes of 250 pieces (50 sterile pouches of 5), or smaller boxes of 50 pieces.
Proper restraint and dosing technique are critical for success, and the technique with flexible tubes is different from rigid tubes; see the Guide to Oral Gavage for Mice and Rats for assistance.
Flexible feeding tubes are nice. Are you? I want to be nice
If you're unsure what size you need, request a free feeding tube sample. Available for both mice and rats.
This comprehensive post on oral gavage covers tube selection, restraint, dosing techniques, and answers to common questions.
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