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Working with Swine in Research Settings

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


About this Course


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

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 Swine in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Swine in Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2016 (English)

Toggle Content Research Mandates and Occupational Health Issues

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2017 (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 swine likely to cause pain and/or distress. It also presents the best practices for humane treatment, housing, sourcing, acclimation, quarantine, and conditioning.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2019 (English)

Toggle Content Pain and Distress

Describes the detection of pain and distress in swine during research testing. It also presents each important biological feature that swine possess.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2024 (English)

Toggle Content Injections, Blood Collection, and Pain Relief

Presents the volume recommendations and proper procedure for acute intravenous fluid administration and blood collection in swine, as well as the dose rates for the common drugs and drug regimens.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2026 (English)

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

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

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 2028 (English)