Lectures and seminars Webinar: “Evaluation of anaesthetic protocols for laboratory fish”
The aim of these CPD (Continuing professional development) is to follow the legal requirements for maintenance and demonstration of competence in laboratory animal science, and to facilitate the implementations of the 3R’s in routine animal work.
"Evaluation of anaesthetic protocols for laboratory fish"
The number of fish used in research has increased in the last decades. Anaesthesia is required when fish must be held immobile and is crucial to promote fish welfare. The use of an inadequate anaesthetic protocol can compromise not only the welfare of the fish, but also the reliability of the research results. Main difficulties faced by researchers that need to perform procedures in fish that require anaesthesia is to adjust conditions, drugs combination and doses to the durations of anaesthesia at the correct clinical level of anaesthesia required for each particular procedure.
In this webinar, the most common anaesthetics and analgesic agents used in adult fish, such as tricaine methanesulfonate (MS-222), etomidate, benzocaine, lidocaine and 2-phenoxyethanol, and other less commonly used drugs such as propofol, ketamine and medetomidine will be discussed.
Dr. Luis Antunes, DVM, MSc, PhD, DESV, MBA, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal.
Register here (by Feb 10).