General Considerations

Training Overview

Register for Rodent Classes

Online Orientations (IACUC and DCM)

How To Become A Laboratory Animal Coordinator (LAC)

Standardized Training in Rodent Handling

Training Materials

Rodent Training:

Mouse Handling and Techniques Packet

Mouse Techniques Certification Sheet

Rat Handling & Techniques Packet

Rat Techniques Certification Sheet

Aseptic Technique

Aseptic Technique Certification Sheet

Class Survey

Pre-requisite: Review of the Animal Handler Form

Inhalational Anesthesia/Isoflurane Vaporizer Training:

DCM Isoflurane Vaporizer Training Sheet


Laboratory Animal Coordinator Lecture (mandatory)

Mouse Cage Density Lecture (mandatory)

Mouse Colony Management Lecture (optional)

NLAC July 2016 – UNC Approach to Animal Concern Reporting (optional)

NLAC July 2016 – ACAP Online Application (optional)


Relevant Information

DCM and Laboratory Animal Coordinator Related:

  DCM Animal Access Form

How do I proceed with an animal INTERNAL TRANSFER?

Posting an approved Exception in DLAM housing facilities

No DLAM Cage Card Available?

Rodent Related:

Coding of facial expressions of pain in the laboratory mouse Langford,D.J, Bailey, A.L, Mogil,J.S et al.

Age Determination of Mice (AALAS Perspective)

Identifying Mouse Genders in Neonates Amanda Ogden, RVT, RLATG, Rodent Breeding Colony Manager, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, UCLA

Gender Spotting and Chimeric Mice

Effect of Blood Collection Technique in Mice on Clinical Pathology Parameters

Rodent Administration Routes

Rat Anatomy and Physiology

Aquatics Related:

THE ZEBRAFISH BOOK: A guide for the laboratory use of zebrafish Danio* (Brachydanio) rerio by Monte Westerfield, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon

ZFIN Protocols Wiki: This is where zebrafish researchers can share experimental protocols and tips with the rest of the research community. Protocols are organized into sections corresponding to the chapters of The Zebrafish Book, 5th edition


Informational Memos:

Informational Memo: April 2012

December 2011

August 2011: 2nd Memo

August 2011: 1st Memo

June 2011

April 2011

March 2011

October 2010

June 2010

February 2010

November 2009

September 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009: Correction

March 2009

July 2008

January 2008

November 2007

October 2007

March 2007

October 2006

August 2005

July 2004

October 2002

March 2002

October 2001

November 2000

May 2000


Ketamine Recall (January 2010)

Tylenol Recall (October 2009)

Responsible Conduct of Research: Animal Ethics and Animal Use: July 2009