ANSC 263: Laboratory Animal Procedures (4 credits)
Introduction to the care and use of laboratory animals. Includes training in restraint, nursing, and husbandry of common laboratory animal species (rats, mice and rabbits). This course is intended for students entering lab animal medicine, veterinary technology, veterinary assisting or other animal-related fields. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)
Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for ANSC 151 and ANSC 151L.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Comply with national and institutional regulations regarding the care and use of laboratory animals.
- Recognize common lab animal species and safely restrain them for laboratory procedures.
- Administer drugs and medications using appropriate sites and routes (IV, IM, SQ and Oral Dosing).
- Humanely collect blood samples from mice and rats.
- Describe the signs and treatments for common diseases of lab animals.
- Explain anesthetic and recovery procedures.
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