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A biometric approach to laboratory rodent identification
Cameron, J., Jacobson, C., Nilsson, Kenneth, Rögnvaldsson, Thorsteinn
Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
Individual identification of laboratory rodents typically involves invasive methods, such as tattoos, ear clips, and implanted transponders. Beyond the ethical dilemmas they may present, these methods may cause pain or distress that confounds research results. The authors describe a prototype device for biometric identification of laboratory rodents that would allow researchers to identify rodents without the complications of other methods. The device, which uses the rodent's ear blood vessel pattern as the identifier, is fast, automatic, noninvasive, and painless.
Nyckelord: Animal Identification Systems