Animal Care and Use Program

The University of Cincinnati Animal Care and Use Program is responsible for the regulatory and veterinary oversight of all research activities that involve animals within the institution

Training Upon Request

ACUP Orientation Training

Target Audience: All personnel working with vertebrate animals

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

UC IACUC requires personnel working with animals to have the necessary knowledge and expertise for specific animal procedures and species approved in their IACUC protocol. Details on ACUP training requirements are located in the IACUC Training Policy.

IACUC Orientation 2019 (course duration: approximately 4 hours)
August 19, 2019 at 1:00PM (Reading Campus Metabolic Diseases Institute)
September 5, 2019 at 8:30AM (Main Campus Medical Sciences Building)
September 30, 2019 at 1:00PM (Reading Campus Metabolic Diseases Institute)

LAMS Orientation 2019 (course duration: approximately 3 hours)
Includes Facility Orientation and Species Skills in-person trainings.
Multiple dates/times are available for each facility and species.

ACUP Online Training
Occupational Health and Safety Program for Animal Handlers
Working with the IACUC
Working with Species in Research Settings

To schedule all above trainings, complete and email a Facility Access Form to ACUP (animaltraining@uc.edu).
An ACUP representative will help you schedule in-person trainings and assign online trainings.

Training Upon Request

LAMS Hazard Training (Chemical/Biological/Radiological)

Target Audience: All personnel working with hazardous materials in LAMS or with animals harboring hazardous material

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

Researchers must complete mandatory LAMS hazard training prior to working with hazardous agents in a LAMS hazard containment room or other approved LAMS rooms. Topics covered include communicating use of hazards to LAMS, labeling doors and cages correctly when agents are active/inactive, transportation of animals harboring hazardous agents within LAMS and to IACUC‐approved satellite facilities, agent disinfectants and hold times, safety features and contacts (e.g. door signs/PPE/spill kits), disposal of dirty caging, and necropsy procedures.

Multiple dates/times are available. Course duration is approximately 30 minutes.
To schedule, email LAMS (LAMS@ucmail.uc.edu) with your availability.

Training Upon Request

Common Rodent Techniques

Target Audience: All personnel working with rodents

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

In this optional hands‐on course, LAMS Veterinary Staff will explain and demonstrate commonly used rodent research procedures. Procedures may be performed with or without anesthesia, depending on trainee comfort
level unless otherwise noted.

Available procedures include:

  • Restraint: manual and mechanical
  • Identification methods: ear tag, ear notch
  • Nail trimming
  • Injection: SQ, IM, IP, IV, oral gavage
  • Rodent anesthesia machine instruction and anesthetic monitoring
  • Venipuncture: submandibular, saphenous, jugular, tail clip, tail lacerations and retro‐orbital injections/bleeding (under anesthesia)
  • Intracardiac injections and cardiocentesis

Multiple dates/times are available. Course duration is approximately 1‐2 hours.
To schedule, email LAMS (LAMS@ucmail.uc.edu) with your availability and requested techniques.

Training Upon Request

Common Surgical Procedures

Target Audience: All personnel performing animal survival surgery

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

In this optional hands‐on course, LAMS Veterinary Staff will explain and demonstrate various surgical procedures specific to your IACUC protocol. Procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Castration
  • Vasectomy
  • Ovariectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Renal capsule implant
  • Subcutaneous osmotic mini‐pump implants
  • Mammary fat pad injections
  • Renal ischemia/reperfusions

Multiple dates/times are available. Course duration is approximately 1‐2 hours.
To schedule, email LAMS (LAMS@ucmail.uc.edu) with your availability and requested techniques.

Training Upon Request

Introduction to Rodent Surgery and Aseptic Technique

Target Audience: All personnel performing rodent survival surgery

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

In this optional hands‐on course, LAMS Veterinary Staff will explain and demonstrate aseptic technique and
cover the following principles:

Pre-operative:
  • Cleaning and disinfection of the surgery room or dedicated rodent surgery area
  • Aseptic preparation of the surgical team and surgical site
  • Rodent anesthesia machine instruction
  • Anesthesia: administration, monitoring of anesthetic depth, and resolving complications
  • Administration of analgesia and application of ophthalmic ointment
  • Heat sources used to maintain homeostasis
  • Proper preparation of the incision site: shaving and draping of the animal
  • Instrument and material sterilization, including proper use of bead sterilizer
  • Suture selection
  • Placement of clips or staples (terminal and performed under anesthesia)
Post-operative:
  • Animal recovery and post‐operative monitoring
  • Removal of clips or staples (terminal and performed under anesthesia)
  • Record keeping requirements

Multiple dates/times are available. Course duration is approximately 1‐2 hours.
To schedule, email LAMS (LAMS@ucmail.uc.edu) with your availability.

Training Upon Request

Rodent Necropsy

Target Audience: All personnel working with rodents

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

In this optional hands‐on course, LAMS Veterinary Staff will explain and demonstrate various necropsy procedures, including but not limited to:

  • Tissue harvest
  • Gross cadaver examination
  • Perfusion (formalin/formaldehyde)

Multiple dates/times are available. Course duration is approximately 2 hours.
To schedule, email LAMS (LAMS@ucmail.uc.edu) with your availability.

Past Events

Contact

Mailing Address

LAMS (ML 0571)
University of Cincinnati
Medical Science Building, Suite R003
P.O. Box 670571
Cincinnati, OH 45267

Street Address

231 Albert Sabin Way
Medical Science Building, Suite R003
Cincinnati, OH 45267

View on map

General Inquiries

Phone: 513-558-5171

E-mail: lams@ucmail.uc.edu


IACUC (ML 0572)
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 238
Cincinnati, OH 45221

University Hall, Suite 238
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221

View on map

Phone: 513-558-5187

E-mail: iacuc@uc.edu