This will be an interactive workshop provided by Newcaslte Univeristy, and in order to facilitate discussion, the number of participants will be limited. The course includes a practical session on the use of monitoring apparatus (using human subjects) and problem-based group discussions.
The content is aimed at a wide audience, including veterinary, technical and scientific staff involved in anaesthetising laboratory animals and those who advise on appropriate techniques. The workshop would also provide an update on current best practice, and offer practical solutions to some of the common problems encountered when anaesthetising animals in a research setting.
Course tutors will include Professor Paul Flecknell (Newcastle University) and Eddie Clutton (RCVS Specialist and European College Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia, University of Edinburgh).
The topics covered will include:
- Pharmacology of commonly used injectable and inhalational agents and their potential interactions with experimental procedures.
- Physiological monitoring and maintenance of anaesthesia, with a particular focus on long-term anaesthesia and smaller species.
- Pharmacology, indications and issues with the use of less commonly used agents (e.g. alpha-chloralose, urethane).
- Use of anaesthetic circuits, ventilators and monitoring equipment.
- Practical issues when anaesthetising animals in a research setting.
The workshops costs £467 (accommodation is also available at £75 per night).