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Working with Gerbils in Research Settings

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

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About this Course


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

Disponibilidad del idioma: English

Audiencias sugeridas: Animal Workers, IACUC Members, Investigators, Research Assistants, Staff

Organizational Subscription Price: Included in organizational subscription
Independent Learner Price: $110 per person


Course Content


Introduction to Working with Gerbils in Research Settings

Introduces the Working with Gerbils in Research Settings course.

Uso recomendado: Required
ID (Idioma): 2014 (English)

Taxonomy, Research Mandates, and Occupational Health Issues

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

Uso recomendado: Required
ID (Idioma): 2015 (English)

Alternatives Search, Humane Standards, Housing, Acclimation and Quarantine, and Detection of Pain and Distress

Explains the requirements for investigators to provide written assurance that alternatives are not available for proposed procedures in gerbils likely to cause pain and/or distress. It also presents the best practices for humane standards, housing, sourcing, acclimation, quarantine, and detecting pain and/or distress of gerbils.

Uso recomendado: Required
ID (Idioma): 2001 (English)

Strains, Biology, Injections and Blood Collection, and Pain Relief

Discusses gerbil strains and species and each important anatomical and physiological feature. It also presents the volume recommendations and proper procedure for acute intravenous fluid administration and blood collection in gerbils, as well as the dose rates for the common drugs and drug regimens.

Uso recomendado: Required
ID (Idioma): 2006 (English)

Surgery, Supportive Care and Monitoring, Euthanasia, and References

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

Uso recomendado: Required
ID (Idioma): 2010 (English)