Analgesia Recommendations for Specific Procedures

Anesthesia and Analgesia Formulary

According to the Guide, “pain is a stressor and if it is not relieved can lead to unacceptable levels of stress and distress in animals.” Knowing and using the appropriate anesthetics and analgesics is a critical aspect of the proper care and use of animals in research.

This formulary lists dosages for many of the more commonly used anesthetics and analgesics, and is meant as a guide during protocol preparation. All drug dosages should be confirmed with a review of current literature and/or consultation with an RARC lab animal veterinarian. This formulary is not meant to be all-inclusive. Discuss any drug not listed with your RARC lab animal veterinarian.


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