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A new system for continuous intravenous infusion of pigs

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Author: Kleef, D.J. van
Institution: Instituut voor Landbouwkundig Onderzoek en Biochemische Produkten TNO
Source:Laboratory Animals, 1, 30, 75-78
Identifier: 53238
Keywords: Nutrition · Animals · Catheterization, Peripheral · Equipment Design · Housing, Animal · Infusions, Intravenous · Movement · Swine


The swivel system described has been used by ILOB-TNO for prolonged periods of continuous infusion. It allows for less restricted movement of animals. The swivel prevents the infusion tube from twisting. The swivel system is simple, safe to operate and cost-effective. Animals have greater movement, can stretch and turn around. The physical discomfort and psychological stress of restricted movement are greatly reduced. The potentially complicating/confusing effects on the measurements taken during an experiment are reduced.