ACCOBAMS 5-days marine mammal necropsy training Course

Under the auspices of ACCOBAMS, a 5-days marine mammal necropsy training is organized by the department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, (University of Padova, Italy) and the Department of Veterinary Pathology (University of Liege, Belgium), in collaboration with the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics LAB (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), the UMS Pelagis, Centre de Recherche sur les Mammifères Marins (University of La Rochelle, France) and the Cre.Di.Ma – Centro di Referenza per la Diagnostica sui Mammiferi Marini (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Piemonte, Liguria e Val d’Aosta, Torino, Italy).

The main goal of the training course is to train expert biologists and veterinarians from the different ACCOBAMS countries on the European Best Practice Document on cetaceans’ postmortem investigations and tissue sampling in order to gain information on possible threats for cetaceans’ conservation. It is open to veterinarians and specialists in animals’ health involved in marine mammal research, up to a maximum of 40 participants.

 

The specific objectives of the training course are:

(1) to train experts on cetaceans necropsy procedures, data collection and tissues sampling;

(2) to encourage harmonization to allow regional analysis and interpretation;

(3) to use new technologies to develop and apply the concept of tele necropsy and on-line consultancy of marine mammal health specialist

 

To reach the specific objectives the training course will focus on improving the participants’ proficiency in:

(1)      Dissection and sampling procedures on marine mammals;

(2)      Concepts and procedures of medical pictures and tele necropsy;

(3)      Anatomy and gross pathology of marine mammals;

(4)      Skull morphology, extraction and fixation of the cetacean inner ear;

(5)      Conservation and political issues: ACCOBAMS and ASCOBANS

 

Documents related to the 2-days online webinar – 28-29 June 2021

 PDF download Accobams  Best practices in monitoring and management of cetacean stranding

PDF download Accobams  ACCOBAMS-MOP7/2019/Res7.14: Best practices in monitoring and management of cetacean stranding

PDF download Accobams  Action A3: Framework for fishery interaction

PDF download Accobams  Basic Anatomy and Physiology

PDF download Accobams  PowerPoint presentation: Main causes of death and threats for cetaceans: postmortem findings, interpretation and diagnosis

PDF download Accobams  PowerPoint presentation: Introduction to the Best Practices on cetacean postmortem investigation and tissue sampling resulted from the harmonization process in ACCOBAMS and ASCOBANS

PDF download Accobams  PowerPoint presentation: Necropsy a tool for the identification of the causes of death and threats

PDF download Accobams  Handbook for Cetaceans’ Strandings

PDF download Accobams  Cetacean Morbillivirus: Current Knowledge and Future Directions    

 

Online necropsy of Phoceana phoceana