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:

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