Training and Education

Videos: Rodent Blood Collection Procedures

NIH. Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU).

Video tutorials for blood collection techniques in rodents. Includes links to additional resources at the bottom of the page.


Videos: Rodent Restraint Procedures

NIH. Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU).

Short videos on restraint techniques for mice and rats.


Videos: Rodent Compound Administration Procedures

NIH. Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU).

Videos demonstrating injection and gavage techniques in rodents.


Videos: Rodent Genotyping & Identification Procedures

NIH. Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU).

Tail biospy and ear punch techniques. Additional resources linked at the bottom of the page.


Videos: Survival Rodent Surgery

NIH. Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU).

Videos taken from an earlier CD on survival rodent surgery techniques as well as links to related training materials.


Videos: Mouse and Rat Gavage Techniques

Veterinary Bioscience Institute.

Requires registration but provides 12 months of free access to the videos for training purposes.


Procedures with Care

Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) and National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs).

This web site provides video tutorials to assist research workers develop their skills in the administration of substances to laboratory animals and to apply best practice in aseptic surgical techniques in laboratory rodents.


Tutorial: PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

National Institutes of Health. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.

This tutorial provides an introduction to the PHS Policy and is intended for use by new animal care and use committee members, investigators, animal care staff, and veterinarians.


Tutorial: Practical Animal Handling

Newcastle University. Assessing the Health and Welfare of Laboratory Animals.

Features videos, images and text of veterinary staff demonstrating proper procedures for handling small mammals.


Tutorial: Recognising Post-Operative Pain in Animals

Newcastle University. Assessing the Health and Welfare of Laboratory Animals.

This online training site provides an introduction to recognizing post-operative pain in animals. Videos, images, and text are included.


Tutorial: Basic Assessment - Laboratory Animal Health and Welfare

Newcastle University. Assessing the Health and Welfare of Laboratory Animals.

Designed for use by new research workers and animal care staff, this online training gives an introduction to assessing the health and welfare of laboratory animals.


Tutorial: Saphenous Vein Blood Collection

Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives.

A collection of slides and a video on sampling blood from a mouse using the saphenous vein technique.


Teaching Materials Within Laboratory Animal Science

The Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives.

Contains links to resources on bleeding and intravenous techniques, animal research techniques, online training programs, experimental design and techniques and other laboratory animal training materials.


Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange (LAWTE)

A membership site for trainers, training coordinators, and IACUC administrators. Includes meeting proceedings and listserve. Hosted by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).


Sketch of man at computer Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

A one and half day workshop for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act.


Logo for the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare National Animal Welfare Education Program

NIH. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.

Interactive training programs designed to provide information on the role and responsibilities of IACUCs.


A teacher calls on a student Education Training & Communication Program

Canadian Council on Animal Care.

Information about and links to materials for the CCAC National Institutional Animal User Training Program including training modules, bibliographies, and links to resources on nontraditional species.


Training and Adult Learning Strategies for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

ILAR Journal.

This 2007 ILAR Journal issue (Volume 48, Issue 2) provides an update to the 1991 ILAR Report on Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. It contains articles focusing on contemporary methods for building or expanding institutional animal care and use programs.


Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

National Research Council.

This 1991 publication provides guidelines and resources necessary to coordinate a quality laboratory animal training program.


DigiRes - Digital Resources for Veterinary Trainers

University of Newcastle.

Instant downloads of all resources are now available for purchase. Digitized slides and video clips for those involved in training staff whose work requires the use of laboratory animals.


Jackson Laboratory Courses and Educational Programs

The Jackson Laboratory.

The courses in genetic research and resources serve to train new and established scientists how to use mouse genetics as a tool to understand basic mammalian biology and disease.


Aquatic Animal Training Courses

The Canadian Aquaculture Institute.

Online training course for institutional animal users specializing in aquatic animals. The course are offered in accordance with the Canadian Council on Animal Care's National Institutional Animal User Training program syllabus.


AALAS Learning Library

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).

Online learning for those involved in the care and use of laboratory animals. A limited number of courses are available for "free;" others require a fee.


CITI Program's Animal Care and Use (ACU)

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative at the University of Miami.

Available for a fee, CITI's courses cover the care and use of animals in research, teaching, and testing.