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

Online Training

Animal Acquisitions

Target Audience: Anyone involved in the process of acquiring animals for an approved research protocol.

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

This course covers basic financial principles and the roles and responsibilities of anyone involved in the process of procuring animals.  This course is open to all research staff but must be completed by Principal Investigators (PIs), Co-Investigators, PI Proxies, and the Fiscal Approvers/Financial staff designated to approve funds for the associated animal protocol.

Training Upon Request

Common Rodent Techniques and Procedures

Target Audience: All personnel working with vertebrate animals

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

Researchers may request free training from LAMS Veterinary Staff on rodent techniques and procedures specific to their approved IACUC protocol, including but not limited to:

Common Rodent Techniques

  • Mouse/Rat - Ear tagging
  • Mouse/Rat/Gerbil - Ear notching
  • Mouse/Rat/Gerbil - Nail trims
  • Mouse/Rat/Gerbil - Teeth trimming
  • Mouse/Rat - subcutaneous (SQ) injection
  • Mouse/Rat - intraperitoneal (IP) injection
  • Mouse/Rat - Oral gavage
  • Mouse - Retro-orbital injections (under anesthesia)
  • Mouse - Submandibular venipuncture
  • Mouse/Rat/Gerbil - Saphenous venipuncture
  • Mouse/Rat - Tail clipping
  • Mouse/Rat/Gerbil - Intracardiac procedures (terminal)

Course duration is dependent on procedure(s) requested.
To schedule, submit a Veterinary Service Request in RAP AOPS with your availability and requested techniques.

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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

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General Inquiries

Phone: 513-558-5171


IACUC (ML 0572)
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 540
Cincinnati, OH 45221

University Hall, Suite 540
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221

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Phone: 513-558-5103


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