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Working with Cats in Research Settings

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


About this Course


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

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 Cats in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Cats in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1883 (English)

Toggle Content Research Mandates and Occupational Health Issues

Discusses the research mandates and occupational health issues related to working with cats.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1884 (English)

Toggle Content 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 cats likely to cause pain and/or distress. Included are the best practices for humane standards, housing, sourcing, acclimation, quarantine, and conditioning of cats.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1886 (English)

Toggle Content Detecting Pain and Distress, and Biological Features

Covers the detection of pain and distress in cats, both physical and behavioral. It also presents the important and notable biological features of cats.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1891 (English)

Toggle Content Injections, Blood Collection, and Pain Relief

Discusses the volume recommendations and proper procedure for acute intravenous fluid administration and blood collection in cats. It also presents the dose rates for the common drugs and drug regimens.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1893 (English)

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

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1895 (English)