This workshop provided by Newcastle Univeristy will provide an up-to-date review of the assessment, prevention and alleviation of pain and distress in laboratory animals.
The workshop will be of interest to veterinarians, animal technicians, research scientists, and members of ethics committees. Seminars will be extensively illustrated with video material and ample time provided for discussion. Although greatest emphasis will be given to rodents, the general approaches discussed are applicable to all laboratory species, and specific case-studies will include a wide range of species.
The topics covered will include:
- Current concepts of animal welfare and our understanding of pain and distress
- Objective measures of pain and distress in animals and their interpretation
- Implementation of cage side and clinical assessment schemes
- Analgesic techniques, pharmacology of common analgesic drugs and potential interactions of analgesics and research procedures. Factors influencing the selection of an appropriate analgesic regimen
- Adverse effects of pain and distress on experiments
- Peri-operative care and prevention of pain and distress
- Prospective and retrospective assessment of pain and distress
- Humane methods of euthanasia - new developments in rodent euthanasia
The workshop costs £467 (accommodation is also available at £75 per night).