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Pulse Oximetry for Rodents

By Jason Sims October 25, 2018

Dr. George A. Vogler, DVM

The value of monitoring oxygen saturation and pulse rate is well established for large and companion animals. The same advantages apply to rodents, but their small size and high pulse rates present unique challenges for pulse oximetry monitoring. For example, while the tongue is often used as a monitoring site in larger species, it is rarely an option with rodents.

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