ETRIS: Education & Training Resources in In-Vivo Sciences

Animal handling and restraint

Procedures With Care

Procedures With Care is a collection of 10 video tutorials demonstrating best practice in administration of substances to laboratory rats and mice by subcutaneous, intramuscular, intraperitoneal and intravenous injection. The resources are designed to provide training so that individuals develop the manual skills needed to carry out the different procedures humanely and efficiently whilst minimising pain or distress to the research animal. Each video can be viewed online or downloaded as a trainer pack which includes the videos and accompanying photographs. Training videos of other species of research animals will be added in due course.

This resource is now available in Chinese

The site also has links to the Digital Resources For Trainers (Digires) website which contains 18 CDs of images and short videos covering all aspects of research animal welfare, husbandry, and the induction and maintenance of anaesthesia. These CDs are available for a small charge.

Procedures with care has been produced by the highly respected Newcastle University group (UK) in partnership with the Institute of Animal Technicians and the UK National Centre for the 3Rs. Copyright is retained by Newcastle University.

This resource is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate training and for staff CPD. It should not replace hands-on training within an individual's Institution, but be used as a supplementary educational resource.

Other resources in this category:

  • Animal handling and basic procedures in Laboratory Animal Sciences - view
  • Handling mice by open tunnels or hand cupping - view
  • Practical Animal Handling - view
  • Procedures With Care - view
  • Restraint and Compound Administration in Mice and Rats - view

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