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
Licensed veterinarians will be provided with documentation that can be submitted to State Boards of Veterinary Medical Examiners for continuing education credit consideration.
Tuition includes, course tuition and materials, all meals, on campus housing, WiFi access and parking.
- Michael L. Kent, Ph.D.ProfessorCollege of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine
Children's Hospital Boston
Oregon State University
Draft Schedule Subject to Change
Check-in 4:00 PM in Dining Hall
Welcome Dinner 6:00 PM Dining Hall
Morning: Orientation; General Fish Health Management; Necropsy Techniques
Afternoon: Zebrafish Husbandry Part 1
Morning: Zebrafish Husbandry Part 2
Afternoon: Normal Fish Anatomy and Histology Part 1; (3:00 pm Free Time)
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
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
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.
Double occupancy dormitory rooms and shared cottages are all within short walking distance of course activities. Parking is available at the housing units.
Fellowships may become available. You may request consideration for available funds on the application form.