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LabAnimal is a monthly journal covering in vivo science & technology using model organisms of human health and disease. 


  • 50th Anniversary!

    To celebrate Lab Animal's 50th Anniversary, we are commissioning content for a special issue. If you have ideas for a Review, Perspective, or Commentary about important moments in animal research over the last five decades or how things are changing heading into the future, we want to know! Send your ideas to the editors today:


  • A new rat model of brainstem ischemia is described. Selective ligation of four points of the lower basilar artery causes a localized brainstem ischemic lesion in adult rats, resulting in hemiparesis, as well as abnormal posture, body balance and locomotion.

    • Ai Namioka
    • Takahiro Namioka
    • Osamu Honmou
  • Preece, Alghadban et al. explore the use of naturally sterile hybrids as an alternative to vasectomized males for the production of pseudopregnant female mice for embryo transfer. Sterile hybrids can contribute to the refinement of the procedure by avoiding a surgical intervention associated with pain and discomfort.

    • Chris Preece
    • Samy Alghadban
    • Benjamin Davies
  • Poon, Y-Y et al. re-visit the effects of isoflurane on cardiovascular functions by measuring temporal changes in blood pressure, heart rate, cardiac performance, baroreflex-mediated sympathetic vasomotor tone, cardiac vagal baroreflex, functional connectivity within baroreflex neural circuits, carotid or cerebral blood flow, respiratory rate and blood gas in mice exposed to 1.5% (vol/vol) isoflurane.

    • Yan-Yuen Poon
    • Ching-Yi Tsai
    • Julie Y. H. Chan
  • This protocol describes the different steps to establish a murine model of restenosis after angioplasty of a stenotic arteriovenous fistula (AVF), including a detailed description of the partial nephrectomy procedure to induce chronic kidney disease, the AVF procedure for development of de novo stenosis and the angioplasty treatment associated with progression of restenosis.

    • Chuanqi Cai
    • Chenglei Zhao
    • Sanjay Misra
  • Aims & Scope

    LabAnimal’s focus is on innovative in vivo methods, research and technology covering a wide range of model organisms. Our broad scope ensures that the work we publish reaches the widest possible audience. LabAnimal provides a rigorous and fair peer review of manuscripts, high standards for copyediting and production, and efficient publication.

  • Content Types

    LabAnimal publishes a range of content types including reviews and perspectives, research articles, methods-based columns, as well as news and technology features.

  • About the Editors

    All editorial decisions at LabAnimal are made by a dedicated team of full-time professional editors. In addition, LabAnimal has an Editorial Advisory Panel in all areas of in vivo science, technology and policy.

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  • Guide to Authors

    Please read this section before submitting anything to LabAnimal. This section explains our editorial criteria, and how manuscripts are handled by our editors between submission and acceptance for publication.

  • Editorial Process

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