About Workshop

This training programme has been specially designed considering the norms/guidelines of CCSEA, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, as well as the international standards so that the investigator authorized for carrying out experimental and other scientific procedures on laboratory animals should be adequately educated in animal ethics & welfare, and well trained before performing any animal procedures to avoid unnecessary pain and suffering to the animals before, during and after the procedures.

Considering this training and education as a most essential need in animal research, this workshop will provide a comprehensive basic understanding of regulatory guidelines, animal ethics and hands- on learning in Animal Handling & Experimentation” under the supervision of experts in one-week training programme. Use of laboratory animals in research is an important privilege accompanied by a great ethical responsibility to ensure humane care and use of these valuable creatures. In this course researchers will have to undergo a classroom as well as practical training. To put it in a nutshell, it is a holistic approach for understanding of animal research

Target Groups

  • Veterinarians
  • Medicos
  • Pharmacologist
  • Biologists
  • Biochemists
  • Researchers initiating (directing or carrying out) projects based on laboratory animal experimentation


  • Certificate of competence/participation will be given to all.
  • Practical sessions and demonstrations.
  • Handling and restraining of laboratory animals.
  • Administration of substances.
  • Collection of body fluids.
  • Suturing techniques on inanimate models.
  • Demonstration on surgical instruments.
  • Demonstration of latest techniques used in animal study by different companies.


  • Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science Animal Welfare and Ethics.
  • Legislation/ Ethics Committee in India on Laboratory Animal Science & Experimentation
  • Introduction to the preparation of an experimental protocol and application submission for ethical evaluation and approval.
  • International legislation.
  • Introduction to animal house layout and general maintenance.
  • Introduction to laboratory animal’s Anatomy and Physiology and experimentation at extreme climatic conditions.
  • Nutrition and management of Laboratory Animals.
  • Laboratory animal’s Pathology and disease diagnosis.
  • Introduction to practice of Anesthesia, Euthanasia, Peri/Post-operative care and Analgesia.
  • Introduction to experimental techniques.
  • Discussion of common animal models for Diabetes, Cancer, Inflammation, hypertension, arthritis, CNS Disorders, etc.
  • Alternatives to animal procedures.
  • Humane end points in animal experiments.
  • Bio-safety & Bio-security.

Practical Sessions and Demonstrations:

  • Handling and restraining of laboratory animals.
  • Administration of substances.
  • Demonstration on surgical instruments.
  • Collection of body fluids.
  • Suturing techniques on inanimate models.
  • And much more..