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Working with Rabbits in Research Settings

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

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

Language Availability: English

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


Course Content


Toggle Content Introduction to Working with Rabbits in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Rabbits in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1968 (English)

Toggle Content Research Mandates and Occupational Health Issues

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1969 (English)

Toggle Content Alternatives Searches, Humane Standards, Housing, and Acclimation and Quarantine

Explains the requirements for investigators to provide written assurance that alternatives are not available for proposed procedures in rabbits likely to cause pain and/or distress. It also presents the best practices for the humane treatment of rabbits as well as allowing them to acclimate with their environment.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1971 (English)

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

Describes the detection of pain and distress in rabbits during research testing. It also presents the important biological features that rabbits possess.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1975 (English)

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

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1977 (English)

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

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 1980 (English)