Course "Organizing and Operating Activities in a Rodent Animal Facility"

The most relevant aspects of the general functioning of laboratory animal facilities are covered with particular attention to new technological developments, scientific needs of research and management concepts.

The course aim to enhance participants' knowledge and to improve their skills on everyday activities through theoretical and practical examples applicable to a modern laboratory animal facility in all its aspects.

The training environment fosters the interaction between speakers and attendees who are encouraged to share information and practical experience.

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







Duration: 3 days
Registration fee:

650 euro + 22% VAT

Registration includes:

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

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: 20 CPD points by IAT

Approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 43.5 CPD credits.

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



Facility and unit managers and supervisors, manager assistants, persons responsible for overseeing the welfare and care of animals, designated and assistant veterinarians, senior animal technologists, quality assurance managers.


Layouts, functional areas, equipment, and workflows; Bio-containment and bio-exclusion: definitions and technical solutions; Main procedures in “clean” and “dirty” areas; Washing and decontamination; Health monitoring programmes; Colony management; Staff training and management: duty assignment and working scheduling, per diem calculation and attribution.

Language: English
Materials: SYLLABUS

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.