LTK Module 12 - Ecotox courses (LTK Module 12 - Ecotox courses)
Owner/Developer: Ecotox solutions
Optional / Voluntary
Students, Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Teachers and educators, Technicians, Managers, Scientific officers / Project managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians)
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Consulting, SMEs
University (Bachelor), University (Master), University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research), Continuing Professional Development
Ethics, Legislative aspects, Taking care of animals, Killing animals
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
Xenopus (Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis), Other Amphibians (other Amphibia), Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Other Fish (other Pisces)
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1/4 Course F on Amphibia: Introduction to Culturing and Ecotoxicological Tests with Xenopus
• Xenopus Biology, Dev. Stages (Nieuwkoop & Faber), TRY IT YOURSELF, QUIZ!
• Husbandry and Culture of Xenopus laevis
• Amphibian Metamorphosis Assay, AMA, OECD 231, What to be aware of
• Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Thyroid (HPT) axis of amphibia and interferences
• Larval Amphibian Growth & Development Assay, LAGDA, OECD 241
• Video on Fatal Consequences of Iodine Deficiency
2/4 Updated Course B1: Biology and Husbandry of Fish according to the 3Rs
Husbandry & Culture of OECD/EPA Standard-Species: Rainbow trout, Bluegill, Fathead minnow, Carp, Zebrafish, Medaka with videos, species-comparison & -selection
Diseases: Avoidance of diseases
Water Quality Requirements, Loadings
Handling of Fish according to the Requirements of Animal Welfare: Measurement of weight and length, marking and sacrificing of fish
3/4 Updated Course B2: Husbandry, Culture and Health of Fish, Avoidance of Diseases
Supply, Husbandry, Culture and Health of Fish, Water Quality and Loadings: According to the requirements of animal welfare based on "Zebrafish: Housing and Care".
Diseases: Avoidance of diseases and common diseases with symptoms
Handling of Fish: Measurement of weight and length, marking and sacrificing methods (Video) according to the requirements of animal welfare.
Zebrafish Behaviour and Ecology: Zebrafish behaviour in Nature
4/4 - Updated Course A:
Legislation and Licence Application, Fish Tests according to the 3Rs & Alternative Methods
Fish in Experiments: Legal aspects & licence application, Tierschutz-Gesetz & Verordn.
Stress Reactions, Pain and Suffering: Stress Reactions, Clinical Signs, Assessment of Severity Degrees of Suffering, all based on Videos of Carp, Medaka, Trout
Scoring of Clinical Signs with different Scoresheets, Premature Stop of Experiment (Moribundity), Create and Assess your own Scoresheet, all based on Videos
Fish Tests accoring to the3 Rs: Reduce/Refine, Replace alternatives for fish tests
Justification of Animal Tests: Ethical argumentation, Harm-Benefit analysis, Example
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent, Test guidelines (OECD, ISO, etc.)
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