Management of Animal Facilities. Breeding and Animal Care Programs.

Coordinación

Module coordinator:
Sara Capdevila

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

Teaching staff: 

Xavier Abad
CReSA, Barcelona

Johanna Arts
Envigo RMS Venray, The Netherlands.

Garikoitz Azkona
PRBB, Barcelona, Spain

Isabel Blanco
CNIO, Madrid 

Joana Bom
Gulbenkian Science Institute, Oeiras, Portugal

Cristina Candelas
Envigo RMS. Sant Feliu de Codines. Spain

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

Carmen Carrillo
Matachana. Spain

Chris Crosgrove
Elmcos.Canada

Thierry Decelle
Sanofi. France

Teresa de la Cueva
Charles River Laboratories, Spain

Rafael Frias
Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Patricia Hedenqvist
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Marta Giral
Almirall, Barcelona, Spain

Alberto Gobbi
Cogentech S.c.a.r.l.,Milan Italy

Nanna Grand
LAB Research Denmark (Scantox), Denmark

Jordi Grifols
Veterinarian, Barcelona, Spain

Javier Guillén Izco
AAALAC International. Europe

Koldo Madoz
Noraybio, Derio, Spain

Ricard March
HIPRA, Girona. Spain

Adrià Martorell
EFFEM, UK

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

Pedro Otaegui
Servei d’Estabulari. UAB, Spain

Helena Paradell
Zoetis. Olot, Spain

Edurne Pedrosa
IGTP Biobanc, Spain

Maria Rubio
ZeClinics, Barcelona, Spain

David Solanes Foz
CReSA-IRTA, Spain.

Jorge Sztein
Envigo RMS Spain

Brun Ulfhake
Karolinska Institute, Stockolm, Sweden

Anna Vilà Mata
Envigo CRS. Spain.

 

English

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

2.050 €

Course dates: 

5 October -23 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 European Directive EU63/2010, developed by the Expert Working Group, supported by European Commission, in respect of the following modules: 3.1) Basic and appropriate biology (theory); 4) Animal care, health and management. 11) Design of procedures and projects (level 2) (iv) responsibilities ,23) Advanced animal husbandry, care and enrichment practices; 24) Designated veterinarian, (iii) Animal health, care and management. 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. Animal facility design, construction and equipment: basic concepts; conforming to legislation and "good practices"; specialized functions of animals, projects, personnel and equipment.

Topic 3. Management of materials in animal facilities: hygiene and disinfection programmes;  storage of material and equipment; sterilization, waste disposal.

Topic 4. 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 5. Rodent specialised facilities.

Topic 5.1. Digital cages

Topic 15.2. Gnotobiotic models 

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; experimental surgery.

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. Disaster planning.

Topic 17. Human Resources.

Topic 17.1. Management of personnel. Categories of personnel and career programs; recruitment of personnel; incentives and evaluation of personnel. Maintenance of personnel E&T portafolio;

Topic 17.2. Education an training in a research institution               

Topic 18. Lean management: budgeting; purchasing policy; animal costing; obtaining animals- breeding or obtaining animals externally; effective financial management.

Topic 19. Breeding and animal stock management. Software available. 

Topic 20. Handling, storing, recording, ensuring traceability of samples.

Topic 21. Quality Accreditation Systems: AAALAC, ISO, BLP.

Topic 22. Animal transport.

 

Practical sessions:

Practical operations in IVCs and isolators

Practical with equipment for individual protection

Autoclave programs and management

Visit to an animal facility

Registration or more information:

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