Disposable Animal Feeding Needles for Mice and Rats
Features and Benefits:
- Flexible to reduce the risk of perforation
- Soft tip to minimize trauma
- Disposable - no cleaning
- Disposable - no risk of residual compound
- Faster to train new technicians
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.
The tube and luer hub are made of the same material used to make plastic syringes. The soft, bulb-shaped tip is designed to reduce the chances of inadvertent placement in the trachea and perforation of the esophagus. Available in 13 sizes for rodents ranging from mouse pups to rats to rabbits.
These tubes feature a larger inner diameter for easier delivery of viscous compounds and a straight tip that wipes clean to reduce the chance of compound aspiration. Available in two sizes, 13ga for rats and 16ga for mice, and a special version for dosing size 9 capsules.