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Webinar: (2020-01) Agricultural Research with Farm Animals: IACUC Scenarios and Considerations

Agricultural research involving farm animals can present interesting challenges for defining appropriate environmental and housing conditions, assessing potential pain and distress animals may experience, and identifying potential hazards that can impact the safety of both animals and personnel. IACUCs responsible for overseeing agricultural research programs are often asked to evaluate production environments and practices that do not neatly fit within the current regulatory framework. Balancing animal welfare with research objectives requires the insight of individuals who understand the optimal care and behavioral needs of each specific species involved in the research. During this webinar, speakers will review scenarios that demonstrate some of the challenges encountered during the review of research involving agricultural animals. (Presented on January 30, 2020) 


  • Assessing housing conditions and husbandry practices for animals housed in a production environment
  • Implementing effective management strategies to alleviate potential pain and/or distress associated with common procedures
  • Establishing a sound Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program to mitigate hazards often encountered in agricultural research programs
Each section will contain an IACUC review scenario. This webinar will focus specifically on agricultural research conducted with farm animals, and not biomedical research conducted with farm animals.

Learning Objectives
After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to do the following:
  • Identify differences in housing and husbandry standards for agricultural species
  • Recognize some of the challenges associated with characterizing and managing pain and distress in agricultural animals
  • Avoid common pitfalls of safety oversight, and implement effective training to keep animals and workers healthy and safe
The intended audience for this webinar is IACUC professionals and members who review agricultural research with traditional farm animals. Agriculture program managers, veterinary care staff, and animal care staff may also benefit from attending this webinar.

Continuing Education
 Webinar participants holding the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 1.25 continuing education credits towards CPIA recertification. Learn More

Access Interval
Access to purchased content will be available for 90 days after the date of purchase. After 90 days, access to the content will be removed, but users will retain access to any certificates of attendance earned. Content purchased prior to January 1, 2021 will remain available indefinitely. After access has expired, users can purchase an additional 90 days of access.

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