Lectures and seminars Webinar: Swine as translational research models
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.
M. Michael Swindle, DVM is a Professor Emeritus, formerly Director of Laboratory Animal Resources and Professor at Medical University of South Carolina.
He has an extensive background in surgical research, serving as Director of Surgical Research Laboratories at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Swindle is a renowned expert in laboratory animal medicine and development of porcine models, and he has made significant contributions to the field through his publications and research awards. Currently, he consults on the use of swine in surgical and biomedical research.
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Over the past four decades swine, both domestic and miniature breeds, have been extensively developed as translational research models.
Their selection is based upon anatomic and physiologic characteristics which are analogous to the same systems in humans. The cardiovascular system has been the main area of interest for research projects. However, they also are primary research models in skin, digestive system, urologic, pulmonary, and CNS studies. Other systems such as musculoskeletal and dental projects are less frequently used.
The development of multiple breeds of miniature pigs has enhanced the ability to perform chronic studies of months to years in swine. With the identification of the porcine genome, they have become utilized in many projects involving genetic manipulation such as xenotransplantation.