The most advanced concepts of animal health and environmental monitoring will be provided by the expert faculty of this course.
The programme includes the description of different laboratory techniques, the most common health monitoring schemes and several other important aspects in the microbiological definition of rodent colonies. The participants will be offered interactive theoretical sessions combined with technical-practical approaches. A session on Microbiota will explore host–microbiota interactions in animal models.
Traditional and emerging pathogenic agents; Relevant international guidelines; Selection of laboratory techniques for health monitoring of mice and rats; Practical applications in rodent units; Monitoring of incoming animals and biological samples; Disaster plan in case of confirmed infection; Influence of microbiota on animal models and monitoring techniques; Control of the macro- and micro-environment.
Facility managers and supervisors, veterinarians, senior technologists, animal care and welfare officers and quality assurance managers.