M-21 – English

Pain Recognition in Laboratory Rodents - do you see what you could (should) see?

Upcoming Course Dates
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Zürich, ETH Zentrum
Registration until 25.08.2019
Thursday, 23 January 2020
Zürich, ETH Zentrum
Registration until 11.12.2019
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M-21 – English

Pain Recognition in Laboratory Rodents - do you see what you could (should) see?


A physician can estimate rather easily whether a patient is in pain or not - the patient can express him-/herself and will usually be understood. Our animals also express themselves when they feel pain - but do researchers really understand this expression of pain in the experimental animal? How can, e.g., abdominal pain be detected in a laboratory mouse? How does a rodent experiencing thoracic pain look like? Do you see what you could (should) see?
In this video-supported workshop, we will present the basics of pain physiology, show how to recognize pain of an animal, and explain what impact pain may have on the animal and on experimental results.

Course Fees

Universities in Switzerland: CHF: 250.-
Industry, external person and institutions from abroad: CHF 380.-

More details in http://www.ltk.uzh.ch/en/teaching-and-training/Overview.html

Please note that we will charge you the full fees in case of a late cancellation of the course (within 3 weeks before start of the course) or in case of absence. It is the responsibility of the participant to inform the organizer of the course about the cancellation before the deadline of 3 weeks before the course to avoid the billing of the course. To charge for cancellations is common practice by other providers, too. The new proceedings for education courses became necessary due to an increasing extent of short term cancellations in training modules.


This course is recognized as one day continuing education in Switzerland by the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers (VSKT).


Insurance is responsibility of each participant.