Stoelting's small animal decapitator has hardened and ground surgical stainless steel blades, aluminum base and stainless steel hardware. With its 1 1/2" square maximum blade opening, it is suitable for decapitating rats, mice and other small animals. The decapitator cuts cleanly and quickly through bone and tissue. The base has four holes for bench mounting. The large animal decapitator is similar to our small animal decapitator, but with maximum blade opening of 4 inches square. For use with rabbits, small monkeys and other large sized animals.
The Cervical Dislocator is a completely humane and efficient means of sacrificing laboratory rodents bloodlessly. Evidence indicates that the brain stem is terminated instantly by a blow from the metal bar.
There is no external wound, and so there is no blood to clean up, and no smell of blood to alert remaining animals. Pathogens or viruses are not spread. Blood and internal organs remain uncontaminated.