, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 347–348 | Cite as

Alternative methods of animal sacrifice: The effect on intestinal function in vitro

  • I. T. Johnson


The total fluid uptake of everted sacs of rat jejunum was compared in animals killed by stunning and decapitation, or anaesthetised with ether. Fluid transport was significantly higher in the tissue prepared from stunned and decapitated animals. It is suggested that etherization may have adverse effects on the physiological viability of subsequently isolated tissues.


Ether Adverse Effect Fluid Uptake Fluid Transport Total Fluid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. T. Johnson
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Aston in BirminghamBirmingham(England)

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