About Pre conference course E. The world of infection - working with infected animal models
Pre conference course E. The world of infection - working with infected animal models
Roberto Plasenzotti and Uwe Müller-Doblies
Working with an animal model of infection means introducing an additional risk into the infection chain.
Not only the animals need to be handled appropriately to reduce a potential risk to the scientist, the equipment also plays a major role in minimising risk during individual infection experiments.
Infection models with obligate pathogenic human germs must be treated carefully and calmly. The 3Rs of laboratory animal science are not only a guarantee for ethically sound experiments, but also serve the safety of the researchers.
This course is rated as advanced. Therefore basic knowledge of Biosafety is a prerequisite as well as initial knowledge in working with animals.
- Handling and Housing of small and large laboratory animals; health monitoring
- health monitoring
- zoonotic risks
- safe disposal of infectious material
- Risk assessment in animal experiments
- sourcing and selection of animals
- Equipment for biosafety relevant experiments with animals
- Containment Systems
- Construction of an animal facility
- occupational health
- containment systems
- waste management
- The 3Rs in animal experiments, Refinement of experiments means also safety for the experimentators.
- Pitfalls in animal experiments
C.2.2.1 Laboratory animal experiments - small animals (rodents)
C.2.2.2 Laboratory animal experiments - large animals (cattle, swine etc.)