CurVet Rat Training Simulator


The Curvet rat training model is a purposely designed training aid to provide the skills required for humane and ethical handling and procedural competencies, without the need to use a live animal. The Curvet rat model is British made using a material that does not include latex, but gives a unique sensitivity of a living specimen. This model is ideal for both veterinary and biomedical establishments and has several unique features such as: Realistic dermatological skin, suitable for: Injections by most conventional routes Micro-chipping identification Handling and restraint (including the ability to scruff if required) The deliberate absence of fur enables this model to be cleaned and sanitized with an appropriate chemical sterilant Head and spinal movement, including rear limbs Suitable for oral administration Lateral and ventral head movement Hard palate with incisors Realistic removable tail with two lateral tail veins ideal for: Blood sampling Intravenous administration Insertion of a flexible catheter (Angiocath) Tail has a self sealing material hence long life span Additional tails can be purchased separately Artificial realistic non-toxic blood available Realistic features such as: Eyes Hard Palate with incisors Pink extremities Fore and rear limbs Anus and rectum with limited aperture for thermoregulation monitoring i.e. clinical or digital thermometer Adult rat size and weight approximately 300g This model is NOT a toy, but a well thought out training aid to replace the use of a live animal to gain manual skill and competence, thus avoiding stress to both animal and handler.

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