Course: Breeding and Use of Laboratory Animals

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Course title Breeding and Use of Laboratory Animals
Course code KZVE/LABZV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Trávníček Jan, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Kváč Martin, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Konečný Roman, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Importance of laboratory animals and experiments provided on animals. Classification of animals on basis of microbial colonization (conventional, specified pathogen free, gnotobiotic). Legislative regulations concerning of breeding and housing, transport of the laboratory animals and experiments realized on the animals. Principles of anatomy and physiology of laboratory animals. Principles of zoohygiene and breeding technologies. Breeding of mice, rats, golden hamsters, rabbits for laboratory purposes. Selection of animals, zootechnical administration. Nutrition of laboratory animals. Utilization of farm animals in experiments. Health control, veterinary prevention and important diseases of laboratory animals.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Excursion
  • Field trip - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 60 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 11 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 44 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Aim of the education is to inform students about basis of laboratory animal science and legislation concerning of breeding, transport and experimental utilization of laboratory animals.
Students will gain knowledge about the biology, breeding and use of laboratory animals, methods of obtaining biological material in various species of laboratory animals, methods of anesthesia and analgesia.
General knowledge: morphology, physiology, genetics, animal nutrition

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test

Completion of block lessons and excursions, test.
Recommended literature
  • Committee of Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. National Academy Press, Washington DC., First Edition, 1991, 397 s, 1991. ISBN 0-309-03794-8.
  • Jebavý, Lukáš. Chov laboratorních zvířat : [učební text pro vyučovaný předmět Chov laboratorních zvířat]. Vyd. 1. V Praze : Česká zemědělská univerzita, 2011. ISBN 978-80-213-2178-6.
  • Jelínek, F. Nemoci laboratorních zvířat. Učební text pro studenty veterinárního lékařství. Ediční středisko VŠVF, 1993, 120 str, 1993.
  • Kolektiv. Chov a využití pokusných zvířat. Díl 1. Společnost pro vědu o laboratorních zvířatech, Brno, 1999, 196 str, 1. vydání, 1999. ISBN 80-85114-68-2.
  • Kolektiv. Chov a využití pokusných zvířat. Díl 2. Společnost pro vědu o laboratorních zvířatech, Brno, 1999, 140 str., 1. vydání, 1999. ISBN 80-85114-69-0.
  • Krinke, G.J. The Laboratory rat. Academic Press, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Boston, London, Sydney, Tokyo, First Edition, 2, 2000. ISBN 0-12-426400-X.
  • Kunstýř, I. Diagnostic Microbiology for Laboratory Animals. Gustav Fischer Verlag Jena, New York, First Edition, 1992, 187 str., 1992. ISBN 1-56081-354-7.
  • Laber-Laird, K., Swindle, M.M., Flecknell, P. Rodent and Rabbit Medicine. Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, UK, First Edition, 1996, 278 str, 1996. ISBN 0-08-042505-4.
  • Maronpot, R.R. Pathology of the Mouse. Cache River. Press, Vienna, Il., USA, First Edition,1999, 699 str., 1999. ISBN 1-889899-02-X.
  • Percy, D.H., Barthold, S.W. Pathology of Laboratoty Rodents and rabbits. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa, First Edition, 1993, 229 str, 1993. ISBN 0-8138-1309-3.

Study plans that include the course
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