Specialisation Courses

Course in Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Euthanasia of Laboratory animals

This course covers anaesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia of the main species of laboratory animals and their impact on animal welfare and experimental results.

  • UAB Specialisation Course
  • Code: 2274/17
  • 17th edition
  • Modality: Onsite
  • Credits: 6 ECTS
  • Start date: 26/07/2021
  • Finish date: 26/10/2021
  • Places: 45
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 2350 €
  • Teaching language: English
  • Location: Facultat de Veterinària. Campus UAB, Bellaterra (Barcelona)

This course provides the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills regarding anaesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia required by designated veterinarians and other onsite personnel responsible for the welfare and care of laboratory animals in the conduct of experimental procedures.

The content of this course also complies with the training requirements set out in Spanish Royal Decree RD53/2013 and European Directive EU63/2010 developed by the European Commission in respect of the following modules: Humane methods of killing (theory), Anaesthesia for minor procedures, Advanced anaesthesia for surgical or prolonged procedures.


- Recognition and pain: assessment and releif of pain. Analgesics.
- Principles and techniques of anesthesia
- Purposes and objectives of anesthesia.
- Preanesthesia and preoperative management.
- Choosing the proper anesthetic.
- Injectable anesthetics.
- Inhalatory anesthetics.
- Endotracheal intubation, artificial ventilation and monitoring.
- Local and Regional Anesthesia
- Cardiovascular complications and CPR. Includes practical
- Interference of anesthesia in research results
- Specifications by species: rodents and rabbits. Includes practical.
- Specifications by species: dogs and cats. Includes practical.
- Specifications by species: pigs and ruminants. Includes practical.
- Specifications by species: reptiles and birds.
- Specifications by species: primates.
- Euthanasia.


This course is included in the Master in Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare.

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Coordinating centres

Facultad de Veterinaria
Departamento de Biologia Celular, Fisiología e Inmunología


Patrocinio Vergara Esteras

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