Laboratory Swine and Rabbit Care and Use
01 Sep 2015 to 02 Sep 2015
9:00am - 5:00pm
National Applied Research Laboratories (Day 1) and Southern Taiwan Science Park (Day 2)
Organized by: 
National Laboratory Animal Center, NARLabs

The National Laboratory Animal Center will organize a 2-day short course on Laboratory Swine and Rabbit Care and Use, September 1-2, 2015 in Hsinchu and Tainan, Taiwan.

As human aging population increases worldwide, the demand of medical device becomes more and more obvious.  When rodent models cannot be an option, it is necessary to work with middle size animal models, such as swine and rabbit.  Swine and rabbit are common models for biomaterial and medical device tests.  In this series of courses, you will learn applications and tests commonly performed on swine and rabbits.  Meanwhile, aging and neurodegeneration diseases are also a big concern for the current population; one of the speakers will talk through the aging mouse models in research, as well as their related background lesions.

- Preclinical testing in swine and rabbit models
- Swine, rabbit, aging mouse model applications
- Surgeries in swine and rabbit models

Scientists at all stages of their research careers are welcome.

-    M. Michael Swindle, DVM
M. Michael Swindle, DVM is Professor Emeritus since he retired in 2013 as Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources and Professor & Chairman in the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.  He also holds a Professorship in the Department of Surgery.  He was employed at MUSC since 1985
-  Kris Helke DVM, PhD, DACVP
Kris Helke DVM is an Associate Professor at Medical University of South Carolina.  She is also the Director of MUSC-VA Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.  She has been working on various models, including rabbits, aging rodents and minipigs.

1. Laboratory mouse, GM mouse caretaker, research staff
2. Graduate and undergraduate university student
3. IACUC member

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