A Surgery Table with a Mouth Prop for Rodents


  • E G Rivaldo Faculty of Dentistry, Lutheran University of Brazil, Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul
  • D M P Padilha Institute of Geriatric and Gerontology, Pontifical Catholic University, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, and Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul




Laboratory animal research represents a remarkable source of information. Rodents are often used as an  experimental model for studies in the medical field, showing several advantages. The access to the oral  cavity allows one to examine it and to perform surgical restorative procedures. The application of topical  substances on hard tissues and mucosa is also possible. Literature includes reports on mouth-opening systems  for animals, but they are not available on the market. Therefore, researchers must improvise methods  that allow access to the oral cavity, but which may compromise the experiment. The purpose of this technical  report is to introduce an inexpensive and easy-to-use surgery table containing a device for rodent  mouth opening, which facilitates access to the oral cavity, maintaining mouth-opening and spreading the  cheeks apart. 


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How to Cite

Rivaldo, E. G., & Padilha, D. M. P. (2007). A Surgery Table with a Mouth Prop for Rodents. Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science, 34(3), 153–156. https://doi.org/10.23675/sjlas.v34i3.123