Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish is a short course to help colony managers, 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. With a high faculty to student ratio, 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: Pathogenesis, diagnostics, necropsy methods, treatment and control
- General Fish Biology: Anatomy, form and function
- General training: anatomy, histology and necropsy techniques
- Core management: breeding, nutrition, water quality , system design and biosecurity
- Several species are discussed, but particular emphasis is given to zebrafish
Applications are now open. Our new application management system requires first time users to create an account. The online application includes a scholarship request form.
Tuition includes: all course materials, all meals including an opening reception, on campus double occupancy housing, WiFi access, and parking. Single occupancy, if available, may be purchased for an additional fee.
Scholarship support may be requested through the online application.
- Michael L. Kent, Ph.D.ProfessorCollege of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University