A new airway device for small laboratory animals

A. Imai, P. H. Eisele, Eugene Steffey

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Abstract

There is a need for a device for improved management of the airway of small laboratory animals during general anaesthesia. This report introduces such a device, referred to here as the airway device (AD). The AD has some similarity to the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) developed for human patients, but the mask portion of the device is specifically designed for small laboratory animals. In addition, the device has an oesophageal extension and unlike the LMA does not have a cuff associated with the mask. This report also shares experience of tests of one prototype AD with six New Zealand white rabbits. The AD was used for administering isoflurane and its effectiveness was evaluated during conditions of spontaneous and controlled intermittent positive pressure ventilation. The results provide encouragement for further development of the AD for airway management of small laboratory animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalLaboratory Animals
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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Laboratory Animals
laboratory animals
Equipment and Supplies
New Zealand White rabbit
isoflurane
prototypes
Laryngeal Masks
anesthesia
Airway Management
Masks
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation
Isoflurane
testing
General Anesthesia
Rabbits

Keywords

  • Airway management
  • Laryngeal mask
  • Rabbit
  • Rabbit anaesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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A new airway device for small laboratory animals. / Imai, A.; Eisele, P. H.; Steffey, Eugene.

In: Laboratory Animals, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.01.2005, p. 111-115.

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Imai, A. ; Eisele, P. H. ; Steffey, Eugene. / A new airway device for small laboratory animals. In: Laboratory Animals. 2005 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 111-115.
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