Training the Trainer Hands-on Workshop
Essential Rodent Handling Techniques
June 29, 2019
Half-day Workshops (Group A: morning or Group B: afternoon)
Each workshop will accept limited number of participants – Up to 15 persons!
Location: Room 106 and 216, Central Animal Facility, Faculty of Science,
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
The Thai Association for Laboratory Animal Science in collaboration with Faculty of Science,
Mahidol University organizes this international workshop for personnel especially
veterinarians or veterinary technologists who are responsible for providing training to research
scientists or staff who involve in rodent handling and basic techniques needed for their
Workshop Key Instructors:
- Dr. Alan Lee Chedester, DVM, DACLAM
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health (NIAAA, NIH), U.S.A.
- Dr. Susan Vogel, M.S., DVM, DACVS
Charles River Safety Assessment, Canada
The workshops will demonstrate the training techniques used at the National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, U.S.A. and Charles River,
Canada to familiarize new investigators and animal care staff with techniques commonly used
with rats and mice. There is often a difference being good at doing something, and being
good at TEACHING others to do it.
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance will be provided.
This workshop is intended for those who are already experienced in most of the
techniques listed below, but would like see some of the methods used to TEACH them to
investigators and care staff. The participants will be 2 to 3 persons per group and each will
have assignment to 1-2 mice and 1-2 rats per person. Subjects/techniques to be covered
Becoming comfortable handling rats and mice
Basic restraint and visual examination
Ear tags, Ear notches, Tattoo, Subcutaneous Microchip injection
Subcutaneous, Intramuscular, Intravenous, and Intraperitoneal injections
Urine, Feces, Mandibular and tail vein blood collection
Tissue collection for DNA testing