This course covers the humane and safe ways to handle, restrain and work with horses. The elements taught include moving and restraining horses. Factors to ensure good animal welfare and health assessment will be discussed. The skills that will be practiced during the training are:
Twitch placement, Hoof clean out, Walk/Leading, Taking TPR (temperature, HR, RR), MM assessment, and Head rope placement. Course also provides important information that is mandatory for all new principal investigators, researchers, students, visitors, volunteers, and animal care personnel seeking access to the animal facility. This includes biosecurity, entry and exit procedures, communication and documentation (Logs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)) and Animal Utilization Protocols (AUP), and information on regulatory inspections and Animal Care Committee (ACC) site visits.
Participants are provided online Courselink material, which will be accessible after 24 hours of registration. This material must be reviewed prior to attending this session so that the participant is prepared to take a short quiz or be evaluated at the time of the session.
Additional Requirements- We kindly ask you to thoroughly answer the questionary during the registration for this course.
- Please ensure you have completed or started the compulsory online course “Core Modules, Animal Care”. This course is a prerequisite for being listed on the Animal Utilization Protocol (AUP).
- Familiarize with online reading material, which you will find on your CourseLink webpage after 24 hours of registration. ----------
*Please note that procedures on horses, e.g., blood collection and other protocol-specific procedures will be offered as Mentor-Facilitated Training (MFT) for individuals requiring this training. Please contact Training Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up such training.
*Course details are subject to change.