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Working with Mice in Research Settings

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

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

Language Availability: English

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


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Toggle Content Introduction to Working with Mice in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Mice in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1933 (English)

Toggle Content Research Mandates and Occupational Health Issues

Describes the research mandates and occupational health issues related to working with mice. It also reviews occupational health plans for individuals working with laboratory animals.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1934 (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 mice likely to cause pain and/or distress. It also presents the best practices for humane standards, housing, acclimation, and quarantine.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1936 (English)

Toggle Content Detecting Pain and Distress, Genetics, and Biological Features

Discusses the detection of pain and distress in mice during research testing. It also presents mice strains and species, and each important biological feature that they possess.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1940 (English)

Toggle Content Injections, Blood Collection, and Antibody Production

Presents the volume recommendations and proper procedure for acute intravenous fluid administration and blood collection in mice, as well as the dose rates for the common drugs and drug regimens. It also discusses antibody production for research testing.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1943 (English)

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

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1946 (English)