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The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) is an approved continuing education provider American Association of Veterinary State Boards. VBI's courses, webinars and workshops also meet the requirements for Continuing Education Units of ASR, CALAS and AALAS. VBI's training also meets the following standards: ISO9000, cGLP, the 2010 Guide and Council of Europe's Directive 86/609 (ETS 123).

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Title: “Rat Necropsy and Sample Handling”
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM ET US

Registration Closing date : August 19, 2014

Continuing Education Credits : 2

This interactive webinar is designed for individuals, who are doing in vivo studies in rats with endpoints necessitating necropsy and collection of tissues. Participants will learn euthanasia methods, how to necropsy rats and identify and collect tissues of interest. Issues related to optimum handling and fixation of tissues, and proper histological orientation will be emphasized. This webinar will provide participants a thorough necropsy of the rat using a consistent method to guarantee maximum and ideal data collection

Who Should Attend?

 This interactive webinar is appropriate for scientists, veterinary technicians, veterinarians and technical support staff, postdocs, graduate students. This webinar is extensive enough for a novice but also provides an excellent review for more experienced personnel.

Procedures and methodologies are represented through videos and images.

Following topics will be covered within this webinar: 

  • Theoretical and practical skills in a safe environment for necropsy techniques
  • Describe function and location of common organs and how to recognize healthy and abnormal tissue
  • Preparing a rodent carcass for autopsy 
  • How to use the correct equipment
  • Identification of major organs
  • Understanding the function of major organs
  • Removing trim, cleaning and weighing of organs and tissue
  • Collection and fixation criteria for histological examination
  • Completing an necropsy sheet and recording findings
  • Identifying and describing gross pathological changes
  • Choosing the correct preservative for tissues


Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS
Veterinary Bioscience Institute
Course Director
Online Masters of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine

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Dr. Szczepan Baran

Marcel Perret-Gentil, DVM, MS
University Veterinarian & Director
Laboratory Animal Resources Center
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
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This webinar meets the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS), and Academy of Surgical Science (ASR) requirements for Continuing Education Units. Each participant will receive Certificates of Attendance.

This webinar has been reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 2 continuing education credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at should you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

Individual Pricing :
$125 (per person) for for-profit institutions or
$125 (per person) for non-profit.

Groups[*] of 2-4 individuals :
$199 (per group) for for-profit institutions or
$199 (per group) for non-profit.

Groups[*] of 5 or more individuals :
$299 (per group) for for-profit institutions or
$299 (per group) for non-profit.

Technical requirements:

[*] - Group registration receives a license to view webinar on one computer/monitor

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