Full program description
This course is required for all users that perform oral gavage on rodents.
The Rodent Oral Gavage course will cover: administration of substances via oral gavage, restraint required, considerations in choosing appropriate gavage needles/feeding tubes and potential complications. Being proficient at restraint is imperative before performing this procedure.
At the end of the laboratory, each student will be assessed to determine whether they have demonstrated competency or proficiency in the techniques taught in this course.
*Prerequisites: Introduction to Working with Rodents in Research and Rodent Restraint and SC/IP Injections.