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Program

Program for category B course in Lab Animal Science at Zoophysiology, Aarhus University

Day 1:

  • 08.30 Introduction to the course in Lab Animal Science (TW)
  • 09.00 Anaesthesia, analgesia, Human Endpoints & euthanasia (TW)
  • 10.15 Tour in the animal facilities at zoophysiology (HM)
  • 11.00 Animal care (food, enrichment, abiotic factors, etc.) (TW)
  • 11.45 lunch
  • 12.30 Legislation (TW)
  • 13.30 Anaesthesia in fish, amphibians and reptiles (TW)
  • 14.30-17.00 Practical exercise: Injection techniques, Anaesthesia of rodents with different anaesthetics and Introduction to suture techniques (CA, HM & RB)

Day 2:

  • 08.15 Practical exercise: the sterile operation, suture techniques and anaesthesia of ectothermic vertebrates (CA, HM & RB)
  • 11.30 lunch
  • 12.30 Ethics, welfare, the 3R´s and alternatives to animal experiments (AKOA)
  • 13.30 How to apply for permits to perform animal experiments (AKOA & TW)
  • 14.00 Planning an animal experiment: Theoretical exercise where student (in groups of two) draft an application in the format of the Danish Animal Experimentation Inspectorate (Dyreforsøgstilsynet) (AKOA & TW)
  • 17.00 Submit your applications to TW and AKOA the applications submitted on the previous day (AKOA & TW) 

Day 3:

  • 08.30 Discussion of the applications (AKOA & TW)
  • 09.30 Breeding and purchasing of experimental animals (AKOA & TW)
  • 10.30 Diseases and health monitoring in mammals and other animals (AKOA & TW)
  • 11.30 lunch
  • 12.30 Evolution of the brain and nocioceptors followed by group discussion on whether ectothermic animals feel pain (TW)
  • 14.30-15.30   Exam (written, no books)