Course "Refinements in husbandry of ferrets and pigs"


This is a practical course held in collaboration with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

Besides a vast number of mice the research animal facility at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, UKE) is keeping smaller numbers of other species, among those ferrets and pigs. Over the years we have developed methods to train the animals in our custody by positive reinforcement. In this course we will introduce the participants into the particular aspects of the species.

We will discuss their needs and the specific “language” in which they communicate and show signs of wellbeing as well as of pain and distress.
Apart from the theoretical background, the course will manly include handson experience with the animals and our positive reinforcement training.







University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Duration: 2 days
Registration fee:

550 euro

Registration includes:

The Registration Fee includes: Scientific programme and material, lunches, coffee breaks and social programme on August 22


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.

Language: English
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