Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish is a short course to help researchers and veterinarians monitor and maintain the health of a colony of aquatic organisms. This course is broad and is appropriate for technical staff, students, postdocs, investigators, as well as veterinarians and veterinary trainees.
The course consists of lecture, laboratory exercises and discussions. During the course there are ample opportunities for students to discuss unusual and/or unsolved diagnostic case experiences from their home laboratories as problem-solving exercises.
Topics covered include:
- Fish Disease: identification, treatment & management
- General training: anatomy, histology and necropsy techniques
- Core management: water quality, facility considerations
- Several species are discussed, but particular emphasis is given to zebrafish
- Paul Bowser, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus of Aquatic Animal MedicineCornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University
Children's Hospital Boston
Oregon State University
Sunday August 16
Check-in 4:00 PM in Dining Hall
Welcome Dinner 6:00 PM Dining Hall
Monday August 17
Morning: Orientation; General Fish Health Management; Necropsy Techniques
Afternoon: Zebrafish Husbandry Part 1
Tuesday August 18
Morning: Zebrafish Husbandry Part 2
Afternoon: Normal Fish Anatomy and Histology Part 1; (3:00 pm Free Time)
Wednesday August 19
Morning: The Axolotyl and other Aquatic Animal Models; Normal Fish Anatomy and Histology Part 2
Overview of Fish Diseases, Infectious and Non Infectious
Afternoon: WET LAB – Fish Anatomy and Necropsy; Small Necropsy (zebrafish, Fundulus); The IACUC and the IACUC Veterinarian
Thursday August 20
Morning: WET LAB – Small Fish Necropsy;
Concurrent session A: Fish Histology and Histopathology;
Concurrent session B: Preparation of Diagnostic Specimens and Histology Techniques
Afternoon: Student Case Discussions; Diseases of Zebrafish – Mycobacteria, Pseudoloma, Pseudocapillaria
Friday August 21
Morning: Fish Health Management Strategies; Aquatic Facility Disaster Planning; Comments and Review
Afternoon: Have a safe trip home!
Included in tuition. Housing is assigned. Please call 207-288-9880 ext 102 if you have any questions. Subject to availability.
Cottage-style accommodations are available with water front views. Our Cottages sleep 4-5 and are complete with full bathroom, kitchens, living room, high speed wireless internet, and parking.
Dormitory style cottage accommodations are available with double occupancy and single rooms, shared bathrooms, common room, high speed wireless internet, and parking.
Our on-campus housing is within walking distance of all campus facilities (Note: campus grounds include wooded terrain).
Fellowships may become available. You may request consideration for available funds on the application form.