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Working with Amphibians in Research Settings

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


About this Course


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

Language Availability: English

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

Organizational Subscription Price: Included in organizational subscription
Independent Learner Price: $110 per person


Course Content


Toggle Content Introduction to Working with Amphibians in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Amphibians in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2077 (English)

Toggle Content Taxonomy, Research Mandates, and Occupational Health Issues

Discusses the taxonomy of the class Amphibia. It also presents the research mandates and occupational health issues related to amphibians.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2078 (English)

Toggle Content Alternatives Search, Housing, Source, and Acclimation and Quarantine

Explains the requirements for investigators to provide written assurance that alternatives are not available for proposed procedures in animals likely to cause pain and/or distress. It includes the best practices for housing, sourcing, acclimation, quarantine, and conditioning of amphibians.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2081 (English)

Toggle Content Biology, Pain and Distress, Handling, and Pain Relief

Covers the important and interesting biological features of amphibians. It also analyzes the detection of pain and distress, proper handling procedures, and dose rates for the common drugs and drug regimens.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2085 (English)

Toggle Content Surgery, Supportive Care and Monitoring, Euthanasia, and References

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2089 (English)