Credit(s):3 Prerequisite(s):VETC 101; VETC 256; VETC 256A; VETC 258; VETC 300; VETC 306; VETC 306A; VETC 320; BIOL 265; BIOL 265A. Corequisite(s):VETC 341; VETC 350; VETC 350A. The study of laboratory animals as integral parts of biomedical research. Rats, mice and rabbits are studied in regard to husbandry, sex identification and reproduction, handling and restraint, drug administration, injection and blood collection methods, anesthesia, common diseases and necropsy. A major emphasis of the course is an overview of laws and regulations governing animal research and a thorough understanding of the proper care and use of research animals. Course given at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.