Manage the parturition of transgenic mice or rats

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for procedures and maintain documentation

1.1. Institutional policies, procedures and protocols as set down by the AEC and relevantlegislative requirements, including occupational health and safety (OHS), are complied with at all times

1.2. Regulatory and project documentation requirements are identified.

1.3. Project reproductive and breeding program objectives are verified.

1.4. Records are revised, reviewed, maintained and updated in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.

2. Monitor natural birth of transgenic offspring

2.1. Signs of parturition are identified.

2.2. Birth is monitored and decision is made to foster pups or leave with birth mother depending on project requirements and mother and offspring reactions.

2.3. Mother and offspring are housed and monitored to minimise stress to animals.

3. Perform caesarean procedures

3.1. Need for caesarean section is justified and AEC approval verified.

3.2. Equipment, including personal protective equipment and medications, are prepared.

3.3. Female is euthanased by cervical dislocation or sedated and euthanased.

3.4. Caesarean procedure is conducted.

3.5. Pups are collected, identified, checked and monitored.

3.6. Birth mother is euthanased (if not previously) and carcass disposed of in accordance with legislative requirements.

4. Foster pups onto clean mother

4.1. Clean or dirty status of the mother is verified and handling and treatment areas of each group are separated according to biosecurity requirements

4.2. Foster mother is selected and prepared prior to caesarean surgery of birth mother.

4.3. Area for fostering is selected and prepared to ensure minimal stress to foster mother and pups.

4.4. Pups are allocated to foster mother and bonding monitored.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMATE507A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology