Introduction to Field Animal Experimentation
12 – 14 April 2010, 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).
According to the legislation, people who carry out or supervise animal experiments, must follow the introductory course in laboratory animal science (module 1 practice and theory). 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 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).
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: University of Lausanne, Biophore Building, BIO/2213
Schedule: Monday Tuesday 8:00-17:00, Wednesday 8:00-12:00
Accreditation_2010.pdf (433 Kb)
For more detailed information have a look at the program:
2010_program_ExpAnimal.pdf (118 Kb)
Handouts of some lectures:
Amphibians.pdf (6069 Kb)
Reptiles_2010.pdf (24491 Kb)
Reptiles.pdf (4377 Kb)
AS_2_-_capture_technique-Handzettel.pdf (5607 Kb)
Ecotoxicology___fish_embryo.pdf (752 Kb)
PhD and master students, postdocs and academics can attend the course.
Priority is given to PhD students of the ecology and evolution doctoral program. Other PhD students, master students, Postdocs and academics from the CUSO universities (uniBE, uniFR, uniGE, uniL, uniNE) can attend for free but traveling/accommodation expenses cannot be reimbursed.
External participants must pay a fee of 300 CHF before the course starts. Please, send an e-mail to nadia.bruyndonckx(at)unil.ch and you will receive the bank references.
--The course is Full--
How to get to the University of Lausanne
From Lausanne railway station
> Take the metro M2 to "Flon" (or go on foot!)
> Take the metro M1 (TSOL) from "Flon" to "UNIL-Sorge".
From Renens railway station
> Take the metro M1 (TSOL) to "UNIL-Sorge"
> Direction "Lausanne-Sud"
> Exit at "UNIL-EPFL"
> Follow signs "UNIL"
UNI-Biophore.ppt (127 Kb)
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