Blog - Category: Breeding

Marking transgenic mice by toe clipping of newborns

According to a new ordinance of the Federal Veterinary Office (BVET) issued May 1st, 2010, marking and biopsy taking of mice will have to be combined. Apart from ear punches, a method of choice is the clipping of toe tips of newborn mice. However, the method is dis‐ cussed controversially from an animal welfare point of view, both by authorities and the public.