Internal courses and training Hands-on workshops: Refinement of minor procedures on rats
Handling, immobilization, administration of substances and blood sampling are examples of minor procedures carried out on rats. These workshops will cover practical elements aimed at refreshing or refining skills to carry out minor procedures.
Participants will follow a demo and will subsequently practice selected basic procedures such as handling and immobilization, dosing (IP, SC, IV and/or oral gavage), blood sampling (tail and/or saphenous vein) and humane killing techniques on mice or rats.
Aimed at any person working with laboratory rodents holding a Function A qualification who:
- will be resuming practical work on mice or rats after a prolonged break
- have previous experience in carrying out minor procedures on mice or rats, but need an update or wish to refine their skills
- are seeking additional training in more specialized techniques such as intravenous injections or oral gavage.