FEB 09, 2017 6:00 AM PST

Acclimation of Training Animals for Standard Handling, Restraint and Laboratory Techniques

Speaker

Abstract

DATE:  February 9, 2017
TIME: 6:00am PT, 9:00am ET

The University of Michigan’s Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) has a diverse Training Core that teaches a wide variety of techniques on all common laboratory species. The most common species used are mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits; for this reason, the Training Core holds small populations of these species for training classes with hands on technique demonstration and practice. With a small population that needs to train basic skills for competency to a rotating schedule of students, we acclimate our animals to handling and restraint as well as reward for participation in our regular workshops. To do this we spend time handling and practicing injections in our laboratory setting while modifying techniques in class to ease stress for animals and participants. Extra enrichment and treats are used to associate the training room and staff with positive interactions. Primary housing enclosures include social housing and additional enrichment to help lower stress in their environment. New enrichment devices are introduced to Training Core animals before moving forward into the larger animal population. An online database for the training core population allows for a systematic process in using all of our animals for greater efficiency. We have observed animals that are easier for new laboratory staff to handle and practice techniques as well as an improved staff bond with long term training animals.


Show Resources
You May Also Like
JUN 28, 2022 7:00 AM PDT
JUN 28, 2022 7:00 AM PDT
Date: June 28, 2022 Time: 3:00pm (BST), 4:00pm (CET), 9:00am (CST), 7am (PST) Light-sheet microscopy is an extremely versatile imaging technique with a vast range of implementations that are...
MAY 17, 2022 9:00 AM PDT
MAY 17, 2022 9:00 AM PDT
Date: May 17, 2022 Time: 9:00am (PDT), 12:00pm (EDT), 8:00pm (CEST) Gene therapeutics have great potential to treat many severe diseases in an unprecedented, targeted manner. The biopharmace...
MAR 16, 2022 8:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
MAR 16, 2022 8:00 AM PDT
Date: March 16, 2022 Time: 8:00am (PDT), 11:00am (EDT), 5:00pm (CET) Handling of potent and/or hazardous substances is commonplace in sev.....
OCT 11, 2022 8:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
OCT 11, 2022 8:00 AM PDT
Date: October 11, 2022 Time: 8:00am (PDT), 11:00pm (EDT), 5:00pm (CEST) Multiomic profiling of cell populations at single-cell resolution is revolutionizing scientists’ understanding o...
AUG 16, 2022 11:00 AM PDT
AUG 16, 2022 11:00 AM PDT
Date: August 16, 2022 Time: 11:00am (PDT), 2:00pm (EDT), 8:00pm (CEST) Understanding genomic variation in the context of cancer is paramount to identifying disease drivers and informing pers...
MAR 29, 2022 8:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
MAR 29, 2022 8:00 AM PDT
Date: March 29, 2022 Time: 8:00am (PDT), 11:00pm (EDT), 5:00pm (CET) Every purchasing decision you make for your lab today impacts the environmental stor...
FEB 09, 2017 6:00 AM PST

Acclimation of Training Animals for Standard Handling, Restraint and Laboratory Techniques



Show Resources
Loading Comments...
Show Resources