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Working Safely with Nonhuman Primates

"Working Safely with Nonhuman Primates" was produced by the NIH Office of Animal Care and Use in 1999 for training staff in the NIH intramural research program. This video has a strong emphasis on proper use of personal protective equipment combined with understanding nonhuman primate behavior, and the general principals are applicable to any program that houses nonhuman primates. It is provided here as a resource to extramural animal care and use programs.

To obtain a copy of the CD: send your name, research institution affiliation, full mailing address, e-mail address, and version to the address provided below. One CD per request please.

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Working with the Laboratory Dog - Training for the Enhancement of Animal Welfare in Research

"Working with the Laboratory Dog" helps meet the training mandates for research staff using dogs in biomedical research. This video presents basic techniques and background information that are appropriate for all who work with laboratory dogs in a research setting. "Working with the Laboratory Dog" was produced by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2000 with funding support by a charitable organization and with the cooperation of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).

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Mouse & Rat Humane Restraint and Experimental Techniques

The NIH Office of Animal Care and Use developed this training CD on “Mouse & Rat Humane Restraint and Experimental Techniques.” The CD illustrates the most common procedures used within the NIH intramural research program and was developed to promote proficiency in performing common techniques with rodents. Techniques illustrated include restraint, ear punch, tail biopsy, common injection techniques, oral gavage, common blood collection techniques, and euthanasia.

To obtain a copy of the CD send your name, research institution affiliation, full mailing address and e-mail address to olaw@od.nih.gov.



Training in Survival Rodent Surgery

This CD was developed by a subcommittee of the NIH Animal Research Advisory Committee to assist in the development of proper surgical skills when performing survival surgery on rodents. It illustrates the most common practices used in the NIH intramural research program and survival rodent surgery standards established by the NIH "Guidelines for Survival Rodent Surgery." Extramural investigators should consult with their institutional veterinarian to be sure that they are following any specific requirements of their IACUC.

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Training in Basic Biomethodology for Laboratory Mice
The National Human Genome Research Institute Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine has developed a training CD in Basic Methodology for Laboratory Mice. The CD illustrates the most common practices used in the NIH intramural research program and was developed to promote proficiency in performing common techniques in the mouse. It consists of eight training modules, table of contents, list of definitions and help and reference sections.

To obtain a copy of the CD send your name, research institution affiliation, full mailing address and email address to rodent-cd@mail.nih.gov. One CD per request please.


Training in Basic Biomethodology for Laboratory Rats
The National Human Genome Research Institute Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine, with support from the NIH Office of Animal Care and Use and the AALAS Foundation, has developed a training CD in “Basic Biomethodology for Laboratory Rats”. The CD compliments the training CDs in “Training in Survival Rodent Surgery” and “Training in Basic Biomethodology for Laboratory Mice”. It illustrates the most common practices used in the NIH intramural research program and was developed to promote proficiency in performing common techniques in the rat. It consists of nine training modules, table of contents, list of definitions and help and reference sections.

To obtain a copy of the CD send your name, research institution affiliation, full mailing address and email address to rats_cd@mail.nih.gov. One CD per request please.



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