Koken rat model

Scope of the method

Alternative method relates to
  • Other
animal procedures
Alternative method is situated in
  • Education and training
Type of alternative method
  • Other
rat dummy for training
This method makes use of
  • Animal derived cells / tissues / organs

Description

Method keywords
  • rat
  • blood sampling
  • training
  • dummy
Scientific area keywords
  • education
  • training
Method description

The Koken rat is a dummy rat that is developed to train animal procedures, such as handling, blood sampling and intubation.

Lab equipment
  • Syringe 
  • Needle

Pros, cons & Future potential

Advantages

Blood sampling from the tail vein is very similar to the real situation. Since no living animal is involved, the trainee is not stressed and can focus on the technique.

Challenges

After frequent use, the quality of the dummy declines rapidly. You can replace the 'tail' by a new one, but delivery time can be very long. It even seems that this model will no longer be continued by the supplier.

References, associated documents and other information

Associated documents
Links
KOKEN Rat