SECAL pre-congress workshop: Advanced Experimental Procedures in the Pig

November 16, 2021
SECAL pre-congress workshop: Advanced Experimental Procedures in the Pig

Course Features


Workshop promoted by the Spanish Society for Laboratory Animal Sciences (SECAL), within its XVI Congress. This is a hands-on activity, preceded by a brief theoretical introduction on the concepts and work planning.
This course does not have any sections.


The student can acquire the necessary skills to perform complex experimental techniques in the pig.

Under supervision of the teachers, the students will perform the following procedures:

  • Epidural anesthesia.
  • Ultrasound-guided vascular access (Seldinger technique).
  • Carotid, jugular and femoral surgical approach.
  • Basic principles of laparoscopic surgery.


Marielle Esteves Coelho. Responsible of Animal Welfare and Designated Veterinarian, Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Barcelona

Alberto Centeno. Veterinarian, Technical Coordinator, Technological Center for Learning, Área Sanitaria da Coruña e Cee, A Coruña

Mireia Merichal. General Surgeon, “Arnau de Vilanova” University Hospital, Lleida

Mario Arenillas Baquero. Designated Veterinarian, University Hospital of Getafe, Madrid


The workshop is aimend to professionals accredited for functions C (carrying out the procedures in pigs) or F (designated veterinarian), described in the current Spanish laws on protection of animals used for scientific purposes (Real Decreto 53/2013 and Orden ECC / 566/2015 ).

Course details

No students: minimum: 8; maximum: 12.

Duration: 4 h.

Scheduled time: 15:00 – 19:00 h.