Course in Microbiology, Diseases and Health Monitoring in Laboratory Animals


This module provides the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills regarding microbiology, diseases and health monitoring required by designated veterinarians and other onsite personnel responsible for the welfare and care of laboratory animals in the conduct of experimental procedures.

The module looks at the importance of health monitoring and the range of diseases that can affect laboratory animals and how diseases may affect experiment results.

This module also provides practical training in relation to animal biology, euthanasia and minimally invasive methods.


- Defining microbiological laboratory animals. Microbiota and its effects.
- Introduction to the pathology of laboratory animals.
- Epidemiology of diseases of laboratory animals.
- Diseases in rodents.
- Diseases in rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters.
- Clinical biochemistry and hematology
- Pathology of dog and cat.
- Pathology of the pig.
- Pathology of ruminants.
- Pathology of nonhuman primates.
- Pathology of fish.
- Health checks: Methodology and interpretation of results.
Practicals: Necropsy, taking samples and analysis in several parasitic species.

Access requirements

Degree in biology, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy or other university graduates in other disciplines including zoology, anatomy and physiology animals and having a job related to the field of animal experimentation.


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


Patrocinio Vergara Esteras

Phone: 935811848



UAB Specialisation Course

16 Edition
Places: 45
Orientation: Professional
Code: 2273/16
Price: 1800 ¤

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Modality: Onsite
Location: Facultat de Veterinària. Campus UAB, Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Dates: from 15/10/2019 to 15/12/2019
Teaching language:
English (100%)
Coordinating centres:
Facultad de Veterinaria
Departamento de Biologia Celular, Fisiología e Inmunología

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