Lectures and seminars Webinar: Review of rodent euthanasia methods and their impact on research parameters

26-05-2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Add to iCal

The aim of these CPD webinars (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.


Nirah H Shomer, DVM, Ph.D., DACLAM, Associate Vice Chancellor for Veterinary Affairs, and Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, USA.

Dr. Nirah Shomer is the Vice Chancellor for Veterinary Affairs and oversees the Division of Comparative Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, USA. She has previously held positions at Merck, Boston University, and Yale University. Dr. Shomer earned her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and her doctorate in physiology and biophysics and DVM in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota.


Register here (by May 24, 16.00 CEST)


The optimal choice of euthanasia method balances many factors, including the need to minimize animal pain and/or distress, the scientific goals of the study, the training and proficiency of personnel, and the safety and emotional needs of the personnel performing the euthanasia.  Every euthanasia method has the potential to create artifacts and alter tissues and analytes.

This webinar will focus on the effects of common euthanasia methods, to help researchers and laboratory animal veterinarians select the method of euthanasia that results in minimal experimental confounds. Specific situations addressed include euthanasia of large numbers of rodents, euthanasia of neonates, and strain-dependent differences in response to euthanasia methods such as CO2 inhalation.


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