All personnel intending to handle vertebrate animals need to contact Dr. Berri Forman to arrange for training prior to handling any animals. Training sessions last around 30 minutes during which Dr. Forman will review sections from the “Guide to the Responsible Care and Use of Laboratory Animals at UWM” and modify the discussion to match the needs of the individual. Individuals will also be enrolled into the occupational health and safety program.
Individuals must then complete and pass a take home exam based on the training manual in order to be placed on the list of “certified” animal users at UWM.
- Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 – General Principles and Concepts
- Chapter 2 – Organizational Structure for Animal Care and Use at UWM
- Chapter 3 – Review of Animal Protocols
- Chapter 4 – Ethics and Alternatives
- Chapter 5 – Animal Facilities
- Chapter 6 – Veterinary Medical Care
- Chapter 7 – Guidelines for Animal Identification, Census Records, Standard Operating Procedures and Environmental Enrichment
- Chapter 8 – Occupational Health and Safety
- Chapter 9 – Training
- Chapter 10 – Pain, Distress, Analgesia and Anesthesia
- Chapter 11 – Guidelines for Rodent and Aquatic Animal Surgery
- Chapter 12 – Euthanasia Guidelines, Adoption/Procurement Program and Animal Re-Use