FELASA-ESLAV-ECLAM position paper on the proposed ban of carbon dioxide for rodent euthanasia
The use of carbon dioxide for rodent euthanasia is currently a matter of intense debate, with an announced intention to discourage it, or even to prohibit it. A systematic review of publications related to the use of carbon dioxide for euthanasia in mice and rats is being conducted by an IACLAM (International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine) task force. Preliminary results reveal that there is very little scientific evidence supporting its prohibition so far and concluded in recommending additional research.Read all
SPCAL-FFUC Practical course | June 26th, 28th and 29th
Practical Course on Animal Experimentation (26th, 28th and 29th of June 2019) Venue: Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Coimbra Training hours: 23h (10h00 PT + 13h00 P + 1h Evaluation) SPCAL organizaers: Profª. Doutora Isabel Vitória Figueiredo | Profª. Doutora Lucília Diogo |Prof. Doutor Ricardo A. AfonsoRead all
FFUL/SPCAL course in Laboratory Animal Science (Former FELASA Category B) - 2nd Edition
This course is aimed at pre or postgraduate students wishing to apply for accreditation as Researchers or Research Technicians to DGAV, but also to those who wish to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of Animal Sciences of Laboratory.Read all
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Online Course on Laboratory Animal Science
The Online Cat. B Theoretic Course provides the minimum theoretical education in Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) as recommended by FELASA for Category B. All authors are competent persons in their field of expertise.
Upon completion, and when complemented with 20h of practical training, this course will qualify you to request accreditation as “Investigador” or “Técnico de Investigação” to the Portuguese Competent Authority, the Direcção Geral de Veterinária.
SPCAL is currently restructuring the course in order to comply with the guidelines of the European Commission for training in laboratory animal sciences.