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Working with Reptiles in Research Settings

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

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

Language Availability: English

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


Course Content


Toggle Content Introduction to Working with Reptiles in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Reptiles in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16787 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University

Toggle Content Background, Research Mandates, Zoonotic Diseases, and Occupational Health Considerations

Discusses the use of reptiles as a research model. It also presents the research mandates and occupational health issues that relate to reptiles.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16788 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University

Toggle Content Humane Standards, Housing, Procurement, and Quarantine

Presents best practices for housing, procurement, and quarantine of reptiles.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16789 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University

Toggle Content Biological and Behavioral Features

Discusses the important and interesting biological and behavioral features of reptiles.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16790 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University

Toggle Content Detecting Pain and Distress, Capture, and Handling

Describes the detection of pain and distress in reptiles. It also discusses proper capture and handling procedures.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16791 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University

Toggle Content Analgesics, Sedation, Anesthesia, Surgery, and Euthanasia

Covers appropriate analgesia and anesthesia in reptiles. It also discusses appropriate surgical techniques and euthanasia.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16792 (English)
Author(s): Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University; Kvin Lertpiriyapong, DVM, PhD - East Carolina University