Introduction to Field Animal Experimentation - Practical Module 1
21 - 23 April 2008, Lausanne
The course will provide the necessary empirical and theoretical knowledge to carry out experiments with wild vertebrates. This course will be recognized by cantonal veterinary services provided that participants also follow another course on legislation. During our course we will consider birds (ethics, legislation, most frequent experiments, capture techniques, handling, biometry, blood sampling, injection, implantation, radiotracking, marking, neck collars), mammals (capture techniques, handling, biometry, blood sampling, radio tracking, marking), reptiles and amphibians (legislation and status, capture, handling, marking, blood sampling, rearing), fish (ethics, legislation, most frequent experiments, capture techniques, maintenance in captivity, anaesthetization, handling, biometry, tissue and blood sampling, radio tracking and marking, standard ecotoxicology tests and alternatives), and non-invasive genetic methods (molecular analyses and genetic markers, principles and limitations of non-invasive genetic methods, and examples applied to conservation biology and wildlife forensics).
Type: individuals who carry out or supervise animal experiments, must follow the introductory course in laboratory animal science (module 1). Supervisors also have to attend a second course (module 2) to acquire the expertise and techniques necessary to plan and supervise animal experimental protocols. This course is recognized by the veterinary service as 20 hours of practical education compulsory for those making experiments with wild animals (birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians) and corresponds to the practical part of the module 1 (see the certificate from the veterinary service and the resal website). In order to complete the module 1, participants need to attend also the theoretical part (click here to see when the next theoretical course is organized at CHUV, Lausanne). According to Article 21 of the OFPPSEA, all supervisors and researchers performing animal experiments must complete four days of additional training every four years in the field of animal experimentation relative to their field of research.This course is also acknowledged as 2,5 days of continuing education by the suisse veterinary service.
Number of participants: 35.
Location: Lausanne, Extranef building, room 110.
Schedule: 2.5 days.
Veterinary_service_certificate.pdf (453 Kb)
For more detailed information give a look at the program:
2008-Program.pdf (114 Kb)
Handouts of some lectures:
Amphibians.pdf (6069 Kb)
Reptiles.pdf (4377 Kb)
1_Ethics_legislation.pdf (1765 Kb)
2_capture_technics.pdf (2161 Kb)
3_marking.pdf (1222 Kb)
4_ecotox.pdf (2184 Kb)
Priority is given to PhD students of the ecology and evolution doctoral program. Other PhD students, master students, Postdocs and academics can attend for free but traveling/accommodation expenses cannot be reimbursed. External participants must pay a fee of 300 CHF (Payement to: CUSO, Case Postale 2133, 2001 Neuchâtel; post account: CCP 12-1873-8; reason for payment/motif du paiement: projet n. 200301, cours "introduction to field animal experimentation") before the course starts.
The course is full!!
Coordinator of the Inter-University
Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution
University of Lausanne
Tel: +41 (0)21 692 4244
Fax: +41 (0)21 692 4165
Prof. Alexandre Roulin
University of Lausanne
Tel: +41 (0)21 692 4189