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Rat Tickling: A Technique for Eliciting Positive Affect
Date:
April 24, 2018
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

WEB-037: Rats initially fear being handled which can lead to several negative effects – increased stress, decreased welfare, resistance to handling, and less valid research data. Rat tickling is a human-animal interaction technique that can mitigate these outcomes. This technique mimics rat rough-and-tumble play and subsequently causes positive results such as increased positive affect, improved handling procedures, and social enrichment. During this webinar, we will discuss reasons to use rat tickling, the research that supports its use, and details on effectively implementing it in the laboratory.

The fee is per connection; one connection can be used for site or group training. If multiple connections are needed, please place and order per connection. Discounts are available by using the Store Order Form PDF when you purchase 5 or more connections. 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 you staff. AALAS will provide the link to view the webinar recording to all registrants several days after the webinar concludes. Within 1 to 3 business days after ordering the webinar, you will be sent an email with a link to register and view this webinar on the GoToWebinar website.

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.

RACE CEs: This program 37-31997 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credit (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credit (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.

Following the webinar, certificate templates will be sent to the individual who registered on behalf of their institution. The registrant will have the responsibility to document attendance and distribute certificates to the webinar participants at their institution.

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Presenter: Megan Lafollete, MS

Megan LaFollette earned her Master’s in animal welfare science at Purdue University, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in animal behavior and welfare. Previously, Ms. LaFollette held research positions at Truman State University, Fauna Forever (Peru), Saint Louis...

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