ULAM-12200 Mouse Breeding: Improving Breeding Efficiency Workshop

February 27, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Seminar Rooms - ABC, BSRB

In an effort to help laboratories transition to the new U-M Policy on Mouse and Rat Breeding and Cage Densities, the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) will host a series of workshops designed to provide U-M researchers with the best practices and tools needed to produce healthy mice and maximize mouse breeding for research studies.

Led by ULAM Breeding Colony Supervisor Kimberly Gates, each workshop will address:

  • Optimal breeding practices,
  • Factors that influence breeding,
  • How to keep complete and accurate breeding records,
  • Using breeding records to identify and troubleshoot problem breeding, and
  • Tips on how to maintain a healthy breeding colony.

Every session will conclude with a question and answer period where study teams can troubleshoot individual breeding scenarios and challenges.

These workshops are open to any U-M laboratory member who breeds mice. If you have difficulty enrolling using the link above, you can submit a request to the ULAM Training Core to process your registration.

Although workshop participation is NOT required for policy compliance, this is a unique opportunity to learn from the wealth of knowledge offered by ULAM's Breeding Colony Expert. Plus, all participants will receive credit for the workshop on their MLearning Training Record.

General questions about training should be directed to the ULAM Training Core at ulam-trainingcore@umich.edu or (734) 763-8039. Questions or concerns about the new policy should be directed to your ULAM Faculty Veterinarian.