The University of Iowa



This is the new Vertebrate Animal Research website!

Mouse Technique Training Lab

This is a "hands-on" training lab.  Each person is provided their own materials and will learn the following procedures:

  • Handling/restraint of mice
  • Determining sex of mice
  • Methods of animal identification (ear punch)
  • Oral Gavage
  • Injection techniques
    • Intraperitoneal (IP)
    • Subcutaneous (SC/SQ)
    • Intravenous (IV)
  • Blood collection techniques
    • Tail nick
    • Submandibular vein
  • Cardiac puncture (terminal procedure)
  • Tail snip for genetic analysis
  • Euthanasia with CO2/O2

All research personnel must be listed on an approved Animal Protocol to participate in this class.  There is no charge.  Class will last approximately 2 hours.

To register:

  • Click here:  Training Form.  Complete the form and select Mouse Technique Training Lab at the bottom.  Click submit.
  • Registrant will receive email notification of available lab dates.