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 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.
Chapter 1: General Principles and Concepts
Chapter 3: Review of Animal Protocols
Chapter 4: Ethics and Alternatives
Chapter 5:Animal Facilities
Chapter 6: Veterinary Medical Care
Chapter 7: Animal Procurement
Chapter 8: Guidelines for Animal Identification, Census Records, Standard Operating Procedures and Environmental Enrichment
Chapter 9: Occupational Health and Safety
Chapter 10: Training
Chapter 11: Pain, Distress, Analgesia and Anesthesia
Chapter 12: Guidelines for Rodent and Aquatic Animal Surgery