Working with Swine in Research Settings

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

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About this Course

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

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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 Swine in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Swine in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2016 (English)

Research Mandates and Occupational Health Issues

Discusses the research mandates and occupational health issues that are presented when working with swine.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2017 (English)

Alternatives Search, Humane Standards, Housing, Source, and Acclimation and Quarantine

Explains the requirements for investigators to provide written assurance that alternatives are not available for proposed procedures in swine likely to cause pain and/or distress. It also presents the best practices for humane treatment, housing, sourcing, acclimation, quarantine, and conditioning.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2019 (English)

Pain and Distress

Describes the detection of pain and distress in swine during research testing. It also presents each important biological feature that swine possess.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2024 (English)

Injections, Blood Collection, and Pain Relief

Presents the volume recommendations and proper procedure for acute intravenous fluid administration and blood collection in swine, as well as the dose rates for the common drugs and drug regimens.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2026 (English)

Surgery, Supportive Care and Monitoring, Euthanasia, and References

Discusses the appropriate surgical techniques, supportive care and monitoring, and euthanasia for swine. It also lists the references that were used for the Working with Swine in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2028 (English)


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