Working with Immunodeficient Rodents
Many types of immunodeficient rodents have been identified for use as animal models, especially in the fields of immunology, oncology, and infectious diseases. Many strains are commercially available in a pathogen-free state and must be maintained under rigid programs. Such innovations require users of these models to be careful to work with these animals in a pathogen-free environment. Participants in this workshop will be instructed on general considerations for working with these animals, and the aseptic techniques that can be employed.