Training Course Announcement – Swine in Biomedical Research

August 15, 2016

Training Course Announcement – Swine in Biomedical Research

Date: February 6-8, 2017

Purpose: The course will provide didactic and hands on training in the use of swine as biomedical research models.  The lectures will include:  handling, husbandry, animal welfare, anesthesia, analgesia, perioperative care, animal models and surgical techniques.   Students will perform basic procedures in swine including: venipuncture, injections, intubation, surgical cut-downs, thoracic and abdominal surgical approaches.

Individualized instruction will be provided for specific research protocols, upon request by attendees.  The course is available to researchers, research technicians, veterinarians and veterinary technicians.  Attendees should be competent with basic surgical skills.

Fee: There is a fee of $1,500 which includes the course, hand-out material, a CD Rom, a textbook and two lunches. Enrollment is limited.  Pre-registration is required.  Attendance is not confirmed without receipt of payment.  There is an optional Master Class with an extra half day of surgery available to a maximum of 8 people for an extra fee of $500.


For further information and registration forms contact:

Alison Smith D.V.M.
Department of Comparative Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
MSC 777, 114 Doughty St.
Charleston, S.C. 29425-7770

Phone: 843 876 5212
Fax: 843 876 5210
Email: or


Future Course:  February, 2018

  1. Reference Book: Swindle MM:  Swine in the Laboratory: Surgery, Anesthesia, Imaging, and Experimental         Techniques, 3nd Ed., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2015.
  2. CD Rom: Swindle MM:  Swine in Research-Husbandry, Handling and Research Techniques, Laboratory           Animal Training Association, , 2004.
  3. CD Rom: Swindle MM: Anesthesia, Analgesia and Perioperative Techniques in Swine, Laboratory Animal       Training Association, , 2005.
  4. CD Rom: Swindle MM:  Surgical Procedures in Swine, Laboratory Animal Training Association,, 2008.
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