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Tips for sending fixed brains

Tips for sending fixed brains

Tips for sending fixed brains From the labs Go here for tips on brain removal Collect CSF for microbiology and cytology first. Obtain samples of cerebrospinal fluid by needle puncture of the dura mater at the foramen magnum before removing the brain from the cranium....
Getting a brain out intact

Getting a brain out intact

Getting a brain out intact How to remove a whole intact brain using a longitudinal craniotomy This is one method of removing the brain without damaging it. We’re told that with practice the brain can be removed in less than one minute. WA DPIRD techniques for...
Mastering your brain smear technique

Mastering your brain smear technique

Mastering your brain smear technique Method: Place match-head sized piece of grey matter ~2 cm from end of glass slide Lay second slide on top of grey matter at right angles to the first Drag top glass slide sideways to the far end of the lower slide (gently squashes...
Euthanasia of livestock with magnesium sulphate

Euthanasia of livestock with magnesium sulphate

Euthanasia of livestock with magnesium sulphate Intravenous administration of a saturated solution of magnesium sulphate is a method of euthanasia for unconscious or heavily sedated farm animals where gunshot, barbiturates or bleeding out are not an option. Tristan’s...