Mouse Colony Management


Join us on May 26, 2016 from12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT for the Mouse Colony Management Fundamentals webinar.

Mouse colonies require ongoing supervision to make them operate as efficiently as possible. The primary goal is always to produce sufficient numbers of animals of the desired ages, sexes, genotypes, and phenotypes, and at the desired times. This webinar will cover the fundamentals of managing a transgenic mouse colony, including daily observations and health monitoring and what to check for, common problems and what to do about them, collection of biological samples for genotyping and phenotyping, minimizing the number of excess animals and managing unused animals, the types of data that must be managed, and systems for recordkeeping.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to choose which animals to breed and which breeding schemes to use
  • How to plan for future breeding
  • How to wean and identify the offspring
  • How to maximize the efficiency of your colony and minimize the number of animals needed or produced
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • How to manage colony data
  • The importance of good client communication

Presenter: Thomas J. Fielder, MA, established the Transgenic Mouse Facility at the University of California, Irvine, in 1996 and managed it for 17 years. During this time, the facility conducted numerous in-house breeding projects for its clients and trained multiple laboratory animal technicians in the basics of colony management. From 2008-2016 he served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies, and is currently Chairman of its Education Committee.

Click here to order. The fee is per connection; one connection can be used for site or group training. If multiple connections are needed, please place an order per connection.

Discounts are available by using the Store Order Form PDF when you purchase 5 or more connections. 5-9 connections: $10 off each. 10 or more connections: $20 off each.

The 1.5 hour time frame will allow for plenty of time to submit your questions, thus giving you a more personalized training experience. time and date not convenient for you? Share the presentation recording afterwards with your staff. AALAS will provide the link to view the webinar recording to all registrants several days after the webinar concludes.

Audience: Technicians, veterinarians, managers, and researchers who are involved with a transgenic mouse colony.

RACE Continuing Education (CE) Units: This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Provided by AALAS, RACE Provider Number 37.

AALAS CEUs: You can apply for up to 1.5 CEUS for the Technician Certification Registry or CMAR recertification. Please use the forms on the AALAS website or online CEU submission.

Following the webinar, certificate templates (RACE and AALAS) will be sent to the individuals who registered on behalf of the institution. The registrant will have the responsibility to distribute certificates to the webinar participants at their institution.

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