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New Animal Care and Use (ACU) Courses

Now available in the CITI Program's ACU series are the IACUC Chair and Working with Cattle in Agricultural Research Settings courses, which are available to subscribing organizations for no additional cost or to independent learners for $100/learner.

IACUC Chair

The IACUC Chair course provides an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the IACUC Chair as guided by Animal Welfare Act Regulations (AWAR) and Public Health Service (PHS) Policy. The course also addresses the IACUC Chair’s role and responsibilities for IACUC meetings, as well as additional duties outside of IACUC meetings. For recommendations on how to use this course, view the IACUC Chair course.

Modules

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of an IACUC Chair
  2. The IACUC Chair's Meeting Responsibilities
  3. The IACUC Chair's Role Outside the IACUC Meeting

Audience

This course is intended for individuals who are, or will be, acting as an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Chair member.

Working with Cattle in Agricultural Research Settings

The Working with Cattle in Agricultural Research Settings course provides an introduction to cattle anatomy, basic veterinary care, and research mandates associated with working with cattle as guided by Animal Welfare Act Regulations (AWAR) and Public Health Service (PHS) Policy. For recommendations on how to use this course, see the Using CITI Program Content: Animal Care and Use (ACU) document.

Modules

  1. Introduction to Working with Cattle in Agricultural Research Setting
  2. Research Mandates and Animal Care
  3. Biological Features
  4. Veterinary Care - Part I
  5. Veterinary Care - Part II
  6. Occupational Health Hazards and Zoonoses

Audience

The course below is intended for individuals who are, or will be working with beef or dairy cattle in an agricultural research setting.

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