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Working with Guinea Pigs in Research Settings

This course provides training on working with guinea pigs in research settings.


About this Course


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

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 Guinea Pigs in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Guinea Pigs in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1951 (English)

Toggle Content Taxonomy, Research Mandates, and Occupational Health Issues

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1952 (English)

Toggle Content Alternatives Search, Humane Standards, Acclimation and Quarantine, Housing, and Detection of Pain and Distress

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1954 (English)

Toggle Content Genetics, Biology, Injections and Blood Collection, Antibody Production, and Pain Relief

Describes guinea pig strains and species, and each important biological feature that they possess. It also presents the volume recommendations and proper procedure for acute intravenous fluid administration and blood collection in guinea pigs, as well as the dose rates for the common drugs and drug regimens.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1959 (English)

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

Covers the appropriate surgical techniques, supportive care and monitoring, and euthanasia for guinea pigs. It also presents the references that were used for the Working with Guinea Pigs in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1964 (English)