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Farm Animals Stream

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The training modules in this stream are relevant to investigators, research staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who use farm animals (beef and dairy cattle, sheep and goats, swine, poultry, horses, and farmed wildlife).

Based on the CCAC guidelines on: the care and use of farm animals in research, teaching and testing (2009), these modules are intended as a resource for:

  • institutions and animal care committees, to help them ensure that their animal personnel meet the theoretical training requirements of their training program
  • teachers, who may use them to introduce the topic of ethical care and use of farm animals in their courses

The farm animals stream includes modules on the following species and housing systems:

Ethical Care and Use of Farm Animals in Science

This training module is relevant to all those who use farm animals, and includes the following elements:

Genetically Engineered Farm Animals

This training module, relevant to all those who use genetically engineered farm animals in research, teaching, or testing, includes the following elements:

Farm Animals Used in Biomedical Research

This training module, relevant to all those who use farm animals in biomedical research, includes the following elements:

Please note:
The training requirements and the competencies of those using animals in science are to be determined by institutional animal care committees, together with those responsible for training and with the institution's senior administrator.