Mouse/Neonatal Rat Stereotaxic Adaptors (Cunningham™)

Mouse/Neonatal Rat Stereotaxic Adaptors (Cunningham™)

The Cunningham™ Mouse and Neonatal Rat Adaptor, manufactured by Stoelting, employs light, Delrin® ear bars with tapered points on one end, and rubber pads on the other, to facilitate surgery on animals with soft skulls, such as mice and neonatal rats.

• Independent height adjustment of ear bars to level the skull
• Delrin® ear bars; tapered points on one end and rubber pads on the other
• Triple point securing of the animals head
• Laser engraved scales show vertical position of ear bars
• Clamps securely to stereotaxic frame

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Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
72-4794 Mouse/Neonatal Rat Adaptor (Model 51625) for 51600 Stereotaxic Frame
72-4795 Jaw Holder Cuffs (Model 51647),
Set of 2
72-6170 Replacement Ear Bars (Model 51648) for 72-4794, Set of 2
75-0334 Replacement Snout Clamp (Model 51629) for 72-4794
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Model organisms with soft skulls, such as the mouse and the neonatal rat, have traditionally been difficult to secure firmly in a stereotaxic instrument. The stainless steel ear bars used for adult rats are too heavy to position precisely enough to provide a secure hold while still avoiding flexing the sides of the skull inward (which compresses the airways and impedes blood flow.) Further, the neonatal rat pup has no external opening of the auditory canal into which to insert the ear bar points.

The Cunningham™ Mouse and Neonatal Rat Adaptor, manufactured by Stoelting, employs light, Delrin® ear bars with tapered points on one end, and rubber pads on the other, to facilitate surgery on such animals. Neonatal surgery can be accomplished with a minimally invasive procedure by using the rubber pad ends of the ear bars. Ear bars may be independently adjusted in height, a unique feature to this stereotaxic instrument, to level the skull. Laser engraved scales shows the vertical positionof the ear bars. A tooth bar and nose clamp secures the nose.

• Independent height adjustment of ear bars to level the skull
• Delrin® ear bars; tapered points on one end and rubber pads on the other
• Triple point securing of the animals head
• Laser engraved scales show vertical position of ear bars
• Clamps securely to stereotaxic frame

A set of two specialized Jaw Holder Cuffs (72-4795), which securely clamp the zygomatic processes of the skull, are included with this adaptor. The jaw holder cuffs fit over the ends of the ear bars, replacing the rubber pads, providing an alternative non-invasive means of securing the animal’s head in the stereotaxic stage. These options for “triple point” securing of the animal’s head in this adaptor make it the most versatile mouse stereotaxic available.

Specifications72-479472-4795
AnimalMouse/Neonatal RatMouse/Neonatal Rat