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Required Training

Lab-Managed Animal Care and Records: Aquatic Animals

Covers basic procedures, regulations and requirements, and documentation for maintaining aquatic animals and providing daily care for them within facilities not managed by the Department of Comparative Medicine. It also covers sick animal recognition and evaluation of pain, illness, and injury in aquatic species.

Who is required to take this training?

All personnel providing primary care for aquatic animals in Lab-Managed Facilities, as well as the PI or a professional staff lab manager.

Summary of the requirement

The PHS Policy as implemented by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare requires that the institution is responsible for the training of its staff. Among other things, training must ensure that individuals who use or provide care for animals are trained and qualified in the appropriate species-specific housing methods, husbandry procedures, and handling techniques.

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