Care and Use of Animals

I will be offering the following training workshops with a maximum of 5 participants in each session. (If you have any questions or special requests, please do not hesitate to contact me; 494-2521)

These hands-on workshops are designed to introduce the participant to the basic techniques in the laboratory rat and mouse. The Handling/Restraint workshop is a prerequisite for participation in all other workshops; unless participant has had previous training and/or experience in this area. A minimum of 3 days notice is requested for cancellation.

Workshop dates are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Workshops are free to personnel tied to Purdue protocols, Purdue staff/faculty.  You are encouraged to participate in workshops that are directly related to techniques in your protocolIt is most helpful if participants are familiar with their project/protocol prior to attending class!

Location for the following workshops – Meet in AHF 1155.
If you are interested in participating in a workshop, please complete the enrollment form indicating which date you would like to attend, or contact Carol Dowell at dowellc@purdue.edu or 494-2521. (If the following times do not fit your schedule or training needs, I would be happy to set up training for most any species on an individual basis.)
Registration form: Spring 14 Workshop Registration

  1.  Basics of Rodent Handling, Restraint, and Normal Behavior.(Rat & Mouse)
  • 1/16/14 – Thursday                 8:30 – 10:30am
  • 1/22/14 – Wednesday           8:30 – 10:30am
  • 1/24/14 – Friday                       1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 1/27/14 – Monday                   1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 2/4/14 – Tuesday                     8:30 – 10:30pm                  *Mouse only
  • 2/4/14 – Tuesday                     1:30 – 3:30pm                    *Rat only
  • 2/19/14 – Wednesday           1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 2/28/14 – Friday                       8:30 – 10:30pm
  1. Injections in the rat and mouse; ID, IM, SC, IP
  •  1/23/14 – Thursday                8:30 – 10:30am
  • 1/28/14 – Tuesday                   1:30  - 3:30pm
  • 2/7/14 – Friday                          8:30 – 10:30am
  • 2/12/14 – Wednesday           1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 2/24/14 – Monday                   1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 3/12/14 – Wednesday           8:30 – 10:30am
  1. Blood Collection in the Rat and Mouse
  •  1/24/14 – Friday                      8:30 – 10:30am
  • 1/29/14 – Wednesday           1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 2/10/14 – Monday                   1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 2/18/14 – Tuesday                   8:30 – 10:30am
  • 3/13/14 – Thursday                 8:30 – 10:30am
  1. Tail Vein Injection in the Lab. Rat and Mouse
  • 1/30/14 – Thursday                 8:30 – 10:30am
  • 2/11/14 – Tuesday                   8:30 – 10:30am
  • 3/3/14 – Monday                     1:30 – 3:30am
  1. Rodent Oral Gavage.
  • 1/31/14 – Friday                       8:30 – 10:00am
  • 2/28/14 – Friday                       1:30 – 3:00pm
  • 3/13/14 – Thursday                 1:30 – 3:00pm
  1. Isoflurane Gas Anesthesia
  • 2/5/14 – Wednesday              8:30 – 10:30am
  • 2/13/14 – Thursday                 8:30 – 10:30am
  • 2/21/14 – Friday                       1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 3/11/14 – Tuesday                   8:30 – 10:30am
  1. Wound closure and Suturing Basics
  • 1/30/14 – Thursday                 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 2/14/14 – Friday                       8:30 – 10:30am
  • 3/5/14 – Wednesday              8:30 – 10:30am
  1. Aseptic Technique / Surgical Preparation
  • 1/29/14 – Wednesday           8:30 – 10:30am
  • 2/13/14 – Thursday                 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 3/10/14 – Monday                   1:30 – 3:30pm
  1. Euthanasia / Basic Necropsy / Organ Identification
  • 1/23/14 – Thursday                 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 2/6/14 – Thursday                   8:30 – 10:30am
  • 2/17/14 – Monday                   1:30 – 3:30pm
  • 3/5/14 – Wednesday              8:30 – 10:30am
  1. Orbital Sinus injection (as an alternative to tail vein injection in rats and mice).
  • 2/25/14 – Tuesday           8:30 – 10:30am
  • 3/13/14 – Thursday         1:30 – 3:30pm
  1. Combined Techniques *  (Prior experience/training in majority of courses is required)
  • This workshop is designed to incorporate all that you have learned regarding rodent handling, injections, blood collection, anesthesia, surgical prep, wound closure and euthanasia.  You should come prepared to practice specific techniques that you will be using in your research.
  • 4/2/14 – Wednesday                      8:30 – 11:30am
  • 4/3/14 – Thursday                           8:30 – 11:30am

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