Course "Microbiological Monitoring of Rodents: Traditional and Innovative Approaches"


During this two-day course the participants are guided by expert instructors through the traditional, as well more innovative procedures (e.g., sentinels-free approach) for health monitoring, the interpretation of results and action plans in case of confirmed infection.

The content of the course includes: traditional and emerging agents, relevant international guidelines, selection of laboratory techniques for health monitoring, including innovative techniques such as EAD-PCR, screening of incoming animals and biological samples, control of the macro- and micro-environment, disaster plan in case of confirmed infection. The influence of microbiota on animal models and monitoring techniques will also be discussed.

Simulation of health monitoring schemes will be delivered through interactive theoretical sessions; a workshop will present a hypothetical scenario, with needs and limitations, providing the participants with the opportunity to developed their own programme with the support of the trainers.

If you want to know more about our courses contact General Secretary at:







Duration: 2 days
Registration fee:

550 euro + 22% VAT

Registration includes:

- Participation in the scientific program
- Coffee breaks
- Meals during the meeting
- Welcome dinner
- Training supplementary material

In the application form the CV is mandatory, it will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee to ensure that the applicants have the same professional scope in order to share common background and to maximize the training experience. You will be informed when the application is approved.

The course will only run if we have reached the minimum number of participants within 4 weeks of the course commencement. FGB reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, FGB is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

The course confirmation will be accompanied by the Order Acknowledgement with payment details.

The invoice will be issued within 10 days after the course confirmation and cannot be changed, so please make sure you have provided us with the correct information (to be checked on the Order Acknowledgement).
Only digital version of invoices will be sent to participants.

Payment of the fee is due before course commencement. Bank fee on your side

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made by writing (email or fax) to the secretary.

Payment of the balance of the course is due, in full, for cancellation received after invoice raising.

Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.

CPD Credits:

The course awarded:

11 CPD points by IAT

31 CPD credits by the Royal Society of Biology


1.5 day continuing education  for person carrying out procedures on animals and person designing procedures and projects by Swiss Veterinarian Associations



Facility managers and supervisors, veterinarians, senior technologists, laboratory technicians, quality assurance managers, persons responsible for overseeing the welfare and care of animals.


Traditional and emerging pathogenic agents; Relevant international guidelines; Selection of laboratory animal techniques for health monitoring of mice and rats; Practical applications in rodent units; Monitoring of incoming animals and biological samples; Disaster plan in case of confirmed infection; Influence of microbiota on animal models and monitoring techniques; Control of the macro- and micro-environment; Workshop: the definition of an health monitoring program step by step.

Language: English

We can help you to organize accommodation close to the venue, please feel free to contact us.

The venue is about 1 hour (64 km) from Milan-Malpensa airport; the expected taxi fare is 90 Euros and about 20 minutes (13 km) from Milan-Linate airport; the expected taxi fare is about 25 Euros