Management of Animal Facilities. Breeding and Animal Care Programs.

Coordinación

Program advisor:
Javier Guillen

AAALAC International, Spain.

Teaching staff: 

Xavier Abad
CReSA, Barcelona

Isabel Blanco
CNIO, Madrid 

Joana Bom
Gulbenkian Science Institute, Oeiras, Portugal

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

Carmen Carrillo
Matachana. Spain

Constantino Cespón
CNIO, Madrid 

Ivan Cordón
CReSA, Barcelona

Thierry Decelle
Sanofi. France

Nicolas Dudoignon
Sanofi. France

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

Javier Guillén Izco
AAALAC International. Europe

Ricard March
HIPRA, Girona. Spain

Ani Obaya
Envigo/Inotiv, UK

Helena Paradell
Zoetis. Olot, Spain

Juan Ramos
UAB, Spain

Jose Manuel Sanchez-Morgado
Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland

Josep Santigosa
Biosis SL, Spain

Fabrizio Scorrano
Novartis. Switzerland

David Solanes Foz
Zoetis, Spain

Thomas Steckler
Janssen Research & Development, Belgium

Joana Visa
Visa Coaching Institute, Spain

Sarah Wolfensohn
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, UK

 

 

English

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

2.250 €

Course dates: 

15 September - 10 November, 2022

Attendance dates: October 3 to 12, 2022

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:https://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 5.2. 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. 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 15. Disaster planning.

Topic 16. Human Resources.

Topic 16.1. Management of personnel. Categories of personnel and career programs; recruitment of personnel; incentives and evaluation of personnel. Maintenance of personnel E&T portafolio;

Topic 16.2. Education an training in a research institution               

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

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

Topic 19. Handling, storing, recording, ensuring traceability of samples.

Topic 20. Quality Accreditation Systems: AAALAC, ISO, BLP.

Topic 21. Animal transport.

 

Practical sessions:

Digital cases. Data collection and analysis

Practical operations in IVCs

Practical with equipment for individual protection

Visit to an animal facility

Registration or more information:

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