Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) requires all researchers to complete an in‐person facility orientation tour and species‐specific training prior to obtaining access to a LAMS facility.
For users working with mice and rats, this includes a hands‐on Rodent Skills Assessment (RSA) covering effective and appropriate techniques for removing from cage and handling, restraint, sex determination, medication administration (IP, SC), teeth trimming/malocclusion, humane operation of CO2
system for euthanasia, and physical euthanasia (including neonates).
For users working with USDA‐covered species, this includes a hands‐on training covering animal and cage card
identification, handling and restraint, physiological data, sexing and behavior, husbandry procedures, common health
problems, post‐operative observations, medication administration, and euthanasia.
Multiple dates/times are available for each facility and species. Course duration is approximately 3 hours.
To schedule, complete and email a Facility Access Form
to LAMS (LAMS@ucmail.uc.edu