Working with Reptiles in Research Settings

This course provides training on working with reptiles in research settings.

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About this Course

This course offers an introduction to working with reptiles in research settings including the regulatory mandates and biological features of reptiles.

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Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Animal Workers, IACUC Members, Investigators, Research Assistants, Staff

Organizational Subscription Price: Included in Animal Care and Use series, available as part of an organizational subscription package or for $675 per year/per site as a subscription add-on for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site as a subscription add-on for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person

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Course Content

Introduction to Working with Reptiles in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Reptiles in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16787 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University

Background, Research Mandates, Zoonotic Diseases, and Occupational Health Considerations

Discusses the use of reptiles as a research model. It also presents the research mandates and occupational health issues that relate to reptiles.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16788 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University

Humane Standards, Housing, Procurement, and Quarantine

Presents best practices for housing, procurement, and quarantine of reptiles.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16789 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University

Biological and Behavioral Features

Discusses the important and interesting biological and behavioral features of reptiles.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16790 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University

Detecting Pain and Distress, Capture, and Handling

Describes the detection of pain and distress in reptiles. It also discusses proper capture and handling procedures.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16791 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University

Analgesics, Sedation, Anesthesia, Surgery, and Euthanasia

Covers appropriate analgesia and anesthesia in reptiles. It also discusses appropriate surgical techniques and euthanasia.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16792 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University


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