ScruffGuard – Reusable

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A reusable ScruffGuard.

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With a ScruffGuard, you can handle and dose small animals gently, whilst avoiding bites and needlestick injuries. A ScruffGuard can be used to administer substances by subcutaneous, intraperitoneal and intramuscular routes. It can be used to implant microchips subcutaneously for identification purposes. A ScruffGuard is particularly helpful for trainees who are learning to handle small animals for the first time.

Size Guide:

Size Weight Range  Snout To Base of Tail
6 < 14g 55-65mm
7 < 14g 65-75mm
8 14-20g 75-85mm
9 20-38g 85-95mm
10 25-46g 95-110mm

How to use a ScruffGuard.


Step 1

Place the mouse on a large, clean sponge.


Step 2

Lower ScruffGuard onto the mouse. Apply a light amount of pressure and you will find that the fur of the mouse will protrude through the middle slot of the ScruffGuard. The sponge ensures that the mouse remains unharmed.


Step 3a

Scruff the mouse and dose subcutaneously.




Step 3b

Scruff the mouse and dose intraperitoneally.

Video Demonstration


Technical Documents

Additional information

Weight 0.02 kg
Dimensions 16 × 15 × 8 cm

The ScruffGuard can be autoclaved at a maximum of 121 degrees celsius.


Nylon. See description for safety and technical documentation. Other materials are available. Contact us for more detailed material information.


Non-sterile. However, the ScruffGuard may be autoclaved.

Single ScruffGuard Weight