The SGV is organising the annual meeting online to ensure that it can be held even if the COVID conditions change in autumn 2021. It consists of 4 half-days (Friday afternoon). Each half-day counts as a half-day of continuing education.Image : Robert_Kneschke, stock.adobe.com
In this newsletter you will find the summary of the past year’s SGV activities as well as info about the new SGV/SAVIR flyer on animal research that has been developed in a joint effort with SAVIR (Swiss Association of Veterinarians in Industry and Research) in collaboration with EARA (European Animal Research Association). The Flyer, a highlight for SGV and SAVIR for 2020, has been posted on our SGV webpage, see link below. Please note that SGV has a new web appearance within the SCNAT environment that you will find here
Animal research allows progress in medicine • Research into the fundamentals of somatic functions as well as known and new diseases and pathogens • Innovations or developments in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in humans and animals • Training of doctors, veterinary surgeons, animal keepers and scientists Animal research protects humans, animals and the environment • Checking the toxicity/safety of active substances and products for protecting health and life
The use of carbon dioxide for rodent euthanasia is currently a matter of intense debate, with an announced intention to discourage it, or even to prohibit it. A systematic review of publications related to the use of carbon dioxide for euthanasia in mice and rats is being conducted by an IACLAM (International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine) task force. Preliminary results reveal that there is very little scientific evidence supporting its prohibition so far and concluded in recommending additional research.