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Working with Dogs in Research Settings

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

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

Language Availability: English

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


Course Content


Toggle Content Introduction to Working with Dogs in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Dogs in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1899 (English)

Toggle Content Research Mandates and Occupational Health Issues

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1900 (English)

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

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1902 (English)

Toggle Content Detecting Pain and Distress and Biological Features

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1908 (English)

Toggle Content Injections, Blood Collection, and Pain Relief

Explains the volume recommendations and proper procedure for acute intravenous fluid administration and blood collection in dogs. It also covers the dose rates for the common drugs and drug regimens.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1910 (English)

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

Provides information on the appropriate surgical techniques, supportive care and monitoring, and euthanasia for dogs. It also lists the references that were used for the Working with Dogs in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1912 (English)