RAT (Rattus norvegicus)
Physiologic parameters:
Body temperature = 35.9-37.5oC (96.62-99.5oF)
Heart rate = 250-450/min
Respiratory rate = 70-115/min
Tidal volume = 0.6-2.0 ml

  • The ear pinch reflex is most sensitive for assessing depth of anesthesia.
  • Hypothermia can be a problem and MUST be controlled. Do not shave off more hair than necessary. Do not drench rat with surgical scrub solutions.

 Anesthetic Agents and Tranquilizers Used in Rats