University Safety and Assurances

Guide to the Responsible Care and Use of Laboratory Animals at UWM

All personnel intending to handle vertebrate animals need to contact Dr. Berri Forman to arrange for training prior to handling any animals. Training sessions last around 30 minutes during which Dr. Forman will review sections from the "Guide to the Responsible Care and Use of Laboratory Animals at UWM" and modify the discussion to match the needs of the individual. Individuals will also be enrolled into the occupational health and safety program.

Individuals must then complete and pass a take home exam based on the training manual in order to be placed on the list of "certified" animal users at UWM.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: General Principles and Concepts

Chapter 2: Organizational Structure for Animal Care and Use at UWM

Chapter 3: Review of Animal Protocols

Chapter 4: Ethics and Alternatives

Chapter 5: Animal Facilities

Chapter 6: Veterinary Medical Care

Chapter 7: Guidelines for Animal Identification, Census Records, Standard Operating Procedures and Environmental Enrichment

Chapter 8: Occupational Health and Safety

Chapter 9: Training

Chapter 10: Pain, Distress, Analgesia and Anesthesia

Chapter 11: Guidelines for Rodent and Aquatic Animal Surgery

Chapter 12: Euthanasia Guidelines, Adoption/Procurement Program and Animal Re-Use

Animal Care Certification Exam


Additional Animal Species Training Materials:

Mice (Mus musculus)
Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Rats (Rattus norvegicus)