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Training Program

This is a Refresher Course Cum Workshop on 3Rs’ Principles in Laboratory Animal Science for the benefit of the faculties, research scholars and scientists involved in laboratory animal research in various state and central universities, pharmaceutical and contract research organizations. The focus of this training is to impart knowledge on the application of 3Rs’ principles, ie. Replacement, Reduction and Refinement in veterinary and bio-medical research. The venue for the workshop is LAM unit, CAHS, Madhavaram Milk Colony, TANUVAS, Chennai – 600 051.

Core Topics of the workshop


  • Replacement Models – In silico, in vitro and in vivo replacement models
  • Reduction Principles – Basic bio-statistics, Experimental design, PREPARE and ARRIVE guidelines
  • Refinement Techniques –
    • Ethics and animal welfare in animal experimentation
    • Biology and Behaviour of Mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs and zebrafish
    • Pathogens and Parasites of Laboratory Animals – their impact on research
    • Anaesthesia, Euthanasia and Necropsy of laboratory animals.
  • Occupational bio-hazard and Laboratory animal zoonoses


  • Replacement Models
    • In silico – hands-on training in using various in silico tools related to – Docking, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics and Toxicity of compounds.
    • In vitro – Cell Culture principles and methodology, Zebrafish embryo culture
    • In vivo – Zebrafish handling, breeding, dose administration and organ collection.
  • Reduction Principles
    • Sample size calculation, statistical power analysis, experimental designing and data
  • Refinement Techniques
    • Handling, sexing and restraint of mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbit
    • Various routes of formulation administration and blood collection in different species
    • Diagnosis of endo and ecto-parasites in laboratory animals
    • Anaesthesia, Euthanasia and Necropsy of rodents
  • Case study presentation by the participants
  • Visit to Animal House

Interested candidates may apply in the format attached and the filled in format may be scanned and sent to ‘’. The subject line of email should read as ‘Application for LAM workshop – 10-day program

Training cum workshop Fee: Rs. 8500/- + Rs. 1530 (18% GST). Total Fee Rs. 10,030/- (Rupees ten thousand and thirty only). Applicants must send their application along with payment (Demand Draft for Rs. 10030/- to be taken in favour of ‘Self financing scheme on Laboratory animal training’).

The last date to submit the filled-in application form along with payment is 06-May-2023.

Registration fees may also be sent in favour of the following account by NEFT/online banking/Google Pay:

Name of the Bank : Union Bank of India
Branch : Madhavaram
Name of the account : Self financing scheme on
Laboratory animal training;
Account number : 332902010731706
IFSC code : UBIN0533297

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