ANSC 263: Exotic and Laboratory Animal Procedures (4 credits)

Course Description

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): Admission in the Veterinary Technology Program and a grade of C or better in all completed ANSC courses.

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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