News

4th Animal Welfare Body Simposium

RedeORBEA is pleased to announce the holding of the 4th National ORBEAs (Animal Welfare Bodies) Symposium, which will take place on 7 November 2019, with the support of SPCAL. This edition will be hosted by Patrícia Ribeiro and the ORBEA of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.

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Practical Course on Animal Experimentation at the IGC (7 a 11 de Outubro 2019)

The IGC - Gulbenkian Institute of Science is organising a practical course that complements the SPCAL on-line theoretical course, which will take place from 7-11 October.

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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.

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Training

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.

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