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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