Personnel Training Resources
Comparative Medicine provides University personnel working with animals with the following information and resources relating to their duties of animal care and use.
Comparative Medicine offers the following technical skills and services linked below which can be implemented by our technical staff or demonstrated and taught to IACUC certified staff.
Contact Margi Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (813) 396-0612.
- Technical Skills and Services
- Technical Services Order Form
- Comparative Medicine's Library includes an extensive collection of veterinary medical, surgical, anatomical, physiological, and regulatory references, texts, and literature that is available for use and/or copying.
Humane Methods of Experimentation
- Experimental Design in Biomedical Research
- Animal Well-being
- Humane Endpoints for Animals Used in Biomedical Research & Testing
- National Cancer Institute's "Endpoints in Animal Study Proposals"
- Design and Statistical Methods in Studies Using Animal Models of Development
- COM Core Facilities at USF
- Biostatistics Core - Moffitt Cancer Center
Normative Biology and Diseases of Species
Basic Needs, and Proper Handling and Care of Species
American Association of Laboratory Animal Science - "FREE! Courses (New)
- Introduction to Mice
- Working with the Laboratory Mouse
- Post-Procedure Care of Mice and Rats in Research: Minimizing Pain and Distress
- Introduction to Rats
- Introduction to Rabbits
- Introduction to Guinea Pigs
- Introduction to Gerbils
- Introduction to Hamsters
- Introduction to Cats
- Introduction to Swine
- Introduction to Amphibians
The University of South Florida has purchased a specific number of ALL training accounts. To be issued/assigned an ALL account, which will allow access to the ALL courses and self-examinations, submit a request to Compmed@research.usf.edu.
The request should include your first name, last name, and e-mail address you wish to use for ALL and USF questions and/or contact.
Your request will be processed and you will receive, via e-mail, a "temporary" user name and a "temporary" password for enrolling in ALL. After logging on with the "temporary" information, a change in name and password (suitable to your liking) is suggested.
All Research Staff (VA and non-VA) participating in animal projects at James A. Haley VA animal facility are to complete the web-based training modules listed below. This training requirement includes all research technicians and investigators at the VA.
Training is required prior to approval of all animal protocols and biennially thereafter. The training is available from the CITI-Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative website located at www.citiprogram.org"Working With the VA IACUC" . . . This module must be completed by all VA research staff that use animals.
The second training is the module associated with the species of research animal that is being used. If more than one species is being used by a research team, then more than one species module will have to be completed (by each member of the team), e.g., "Introduction to Mice" and "Introduction to Rats".A copy of the certification of completion is to be provided to Myron.Nieszczur@va.gov ,VA R&D Office JAHVH Room 205, mail code 151 or by fax 813-631-3443.
AALAS Learning Library now offers a new training module entitled the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Lessons. Access to this module is available through an AALAS account (account is free - see instructions for obtaining an ALL training account in prior/previous paragraphs).
Jackson Laboratories Resources **NEW**
- Mouse Genome Informatics **NEW**
- Mouse Phenome Database **NEW**
- International Mouse Strain Resource **NEW**
- Mouse Tumor Biology Database **NEW**
- Pathways to Discovery: Autoimmune Disease **NEW**
- Search Tool - Jax **NEW**
Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR) Journals/Publications
Aseptic Surgical Methods
- Rodent Surgery SOP
- Rodent Surgical Techniques (Use PowerPoint to run this program.)
- Principles of Rodent Surgery for the New Surgeon ***NEW***
- Aseptic Technique in Rodent Surgery ***NEW***
This is a comprehensive guide to help research workers apply best practice in aseptic surgical techniques in laboratory rodents. The material was developed by Newcastle University with the support of the NC3Rs.
Rodent Surgery Training CD from OLAW/NIH: contact email@example.com
- Blood Volumes and Phlebotomy - NEW
- Duke University - ABC's of Daily Observations -
- Estrus Detection, Weaning and Sexing Mice
- Left Ventricular Assist Device - Didactic Training **NEW**
- Mouse Blood Collection using the Saphenous Vein
- Mouse Blood Collection using the Submandibular Vein - Basic Stills
- Mouse Blood Collection using the Submandibular Vein (QuickTime Player required)
- Mouse Intubation Tutorial Note - This will take approximately 5 minutes to load.
- Mouse Necropsy/Prosection
- Mouse Perfusion
- Mouse Prostate Collection
- Mouse Tail Snip, Ear Punch, and Identification Procedures
- Rabbit Terminal Blood Collection
- Rat Blood Collection Using the Submandibular Vein - **NEW**
- Rat Intubation Tutorial Note - This will take approximately 5 minutes to load.
- Rodent Dosing
- Routes of Administration, Volumes, and Needle Gauges for Drug Administration
- "Top Ten" Protocol Review Comments
Proper Use of Anesthetics, Analgesics, and Tranquilizers
- Using the National Agricultural Library
- Using the National Library of Medicine
- Alternatives to Animal Use
- Bibliography on Alternatives to Animal Testing
- Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
- The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods
- The Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science & Alternatives
- EPA Test Guidelines/Acute Toxicity - Acute Oral Toxicity Up-And-Down-Procedure
- TISSUE-USE-ONLY WEB PAGE