ANS 121 : Animal Handling and Restraint
This course introduces the principles and techniques of animal handling and restraint. Topics include handling and control techniques for lab animals, domestic animals, and other varieties, as well as species specific techniques for medical procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper handling techniques for animals that are frightened, injured, confined, diseased or trapped. A passing grade of a C (73) or better in the laboratory portion of this course is required to receive a final passing grade for the course. Prerequisite(s): ANS 103 with a grade of C or better. Two lecture and three laboratory hours per week. 4 Credits Spring, Summer
1. Understand how to interact safely with a variety of animals, knowing potential dangers associated with individual species. 2. Apply animal behavior analysis to decision making regarding animal restraint procedures to decrease the stress of the animal and maintain safety for animals and people alike. 3. Comprehend and recognize issues that may arise from animal restraint procedures and understand protocol for addressing them. 4. Acquire the reasoning and skills to properly restrain animals humanely for specific activities or medical procedures.