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Working with Hamsters in Research Settings

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


About this Course


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

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 Hamsters in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Hamsters in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1984 (English)

Toggle Content Research Mandates and Occupational Health Issues

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1985 (English)

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

Explains the requirements for investigators to provide written assurance that alternatives are not available for proposed procedures in hamsters 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 hamsters.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1987 (English)

Toggle Content Species/Strains

Discusses hamster 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 hamsters, as well as the dose rates for the common drugs and drug regimens.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1992 (English)

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

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1996 (English)