Management of Animal Facilities. Breeding and Animal Care Programs.

Coordinación

Module coordinator:
Sara Capdevila

Comparative Medicne Center (CMC), Research Institut Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona (Spain).

Teaching staff: 

Xavier Abad
CReSA, Barcelona

Albert Altafaj
Parc de Cientific de Barcelona

Johanna Arts
Envigo RMS Venray, The Netherlands.

Isabel Blanco
CNIO, Madrid 

Carles Callol
JRF International Ltd, Girona

Cristina Candelas
Harlan Laboratories Models. Sant Feliu de Codines (Barcelona)

Sara Capdevila
Comparative Medicne Center (CMC), Research Institut Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona (Spain).

Carmen Carrillo
Matachana. Spain

Iván Cordón Morales
Unidad de Biocontención. CReSA. Campus UAB. Bellaterra (Barcelona).

Mariano Domingo
CReSA. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. (UAB).

Marta Giral
Almirall, Barcelona

Nanna Grand
LAB Research Denmark (Scantox), Dinamarca

Javier Guillén Izco
AAALAC International. Pamplona.

Ricard March
HIPRA, Girona.

Antonio E. Martínez Escandell
Department Laboratory Animal Sciences. GlaxoSmithKline. Madrid.

Adrià Martorell
EFFEM, UK

José Maria Orellana
Centro de Experimentación animal. Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.

Grete Østergaard
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Pedro Otaegui
Servei d’Estabulari. UAB

Helena Paradell
Zoetis. Olot, Spain

Efren Riu
Health and Safety Unit, UAB

Teresa Rodrigo Calduch
Universitat de Barcelona. (UB)

Juan Rodriguez
Animal Facility planner. Independent consultant.

Carlos Ros
Maintenance services, UAB

David Solanes Foz
Unidad de Biocontención del Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA). Campus UAB. Bellaterra (Barcelona).

Jorge Sztein
Envigo RMS Sapin

Enric Vidal
CreSA, Barcelona

Anna Vilà Mata
Harlan Laboratories. Santa Perpetua de Mogoda (Barcelona).

Joana Visa Esteve
Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL). Barcelona. 

English

Duration of the module: 
12 ECTS (80 attendance hours)
Cost: 

2.050 €

Course dates: 

5 September -5 December, 2018

Attendance dates: November 5 to 9 and 26 to 30, 2018

Descripcion

This module provides the knowledge and skills required for the effective management of animal facilities for experimental animals by designated veterinarians and other onsite personnel responsible for the welfare and care of laboratory animals.

The content of this module also complies with the training requirements set out in Spanish Royal Decree RD53/2013 and European Directive EU63/2010 developed by the European Commission in respect of the following modules: Basic and appropriate biology (theory), Animal care, health and management. Advanced animal husbandry, care and enrichment practices Introduction to the local environment (establishment) for persons taking specific rules under the Directive. For details, see: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/pdf/Endorsed_E-T.pdf and Orden ECC/566/2015

Syllabus: 

Topic 1. Strategic planning, impact of institutional policy and guidelines Internal relations, relations with other animal centers and with society.

Topic 2. Legislation (local, regional and national) on design and construction of animal facilities

Topic 3. Animal facility design, construction and equipment: basic concepts; conforming to legislation and "good practices"; specialized functions of animals, projects, personnel and equipment.

Topic 4. Management of materials in animal facilities: hygiene and disinfection programmes;  storage of material and equipment; sterilization, waste disposal.

Topic 5. Rodent facility: Equipment; management programmes, acclimatisation; environmental enrichment; security (access); automatic processes; analysis of specific needs and resolution of problems; equipment currently available; maintenance of technical installations; water and bedding.

Topic 6. Hamster and Guineapig facility: Equipment; management programmes; environmental enrichment; analysis of specific needs and resolution of problems (feeding, bedding, waste disposal); equipment currently available.

Topic 7. Facility for rabbits: Equipment; management programmes; environmental enrichment; analysis of specific needs and resolution of problems (feeding, bedding, waste disposal); equipment currently available.

Topic 8. Non Human Primates facility: Equipment; management programmes; environmental enrichment; analysis of specific needs and resolution of problems (feeding, bedding, waste disposal); equipment currently available.

Topic 9. Carnivore facility: Equipment; management programmes; environmental enrichment; analysis of specific needs and resolution of problems (feeding, bedding, waste disposal); equipment currently available.

Topic 10.  Facility for swine: Equipment; management programmes; environmental enrichment; analysis of specific needs and resolution of problems (feeding, bedding, waste disposal); equipment currently available.

Topic 11. Ruminant facility: Equipment; management programmes; environmental enrichment; analysis of specific needs and resolution of problems (feeding, bedding, waste disposal); equipment currently available.

Topic 12.Facility for avian species: Equipment; management programmes; environmental enrichment; analysis of specific needs and resolution of problems (feeding, bedding, waste disposal); equipment currently available.

Topic 13: Facility for aquatic species (fish and amphibian): Equipment; management programmes; breeding programmes; environmental enrichment; analysis of specific needs and resolution of problems (feeding, water quality); equipment currently available.

Topic 14. Examples of animal facilities: bio-security; multi-species/multi-use, facilities in research laboratories; facilities for genetically modified rodents

Topic 15. Health and Safety in animal facilities; legislation; health and safety procedures; evaluation and prevention of risks; protection of personnel; hygiene of the facility, control and disposal of waste; plans for emergencies and natural disasters

Topic 16. Human Resources.

Topic 16.1. Psychology applied to an animal facility; interaction between welfare of humans and animals.

Topic 16.2. Management of personnel. Categories of personnel and career programs; recruitment of personnel; education and training; incentives and evaluation of personnel. Maintenance of personnel E&T portafolio; Current situation of personnel in Spain and Europe.                

Topic 17. Financial control: budgeting; purchasing policy; animal costing; obtaining animals- breeding or obtaining animals externally; effective financial management.

Topic 18. Breeding and animal stock management. Software available. Daily routines.  

Topic 19. Quality Accreditation Systems: AAALAC, ISO, BLP.

 

Practical sessions:

Practical operations in IVCs and isolators

Health and safety protocols

Practical with equipment for individual protection

Autoclave programs and management

Visit to the technical plant of an animal facility

Registration or more information:

Tel:(+34) 935 811 848
e-mail: pg.animals.laboratori@uab.cat