Working with Fish in Research Settings

This course provides training on working with fish in research settings.

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About this Course

This course offers an introduction to working with fish in research settings including the regulatory mandates and biological features of fish.

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Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Animal Workers, IACUC Members, Investigators, Research Assistants, Staff

Organizational Subscription Price: Included in Animal Care and Use Core series, available as part of an organizational subscription package or for $675 per year/per site as a subscription add-on for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site as a subscription add-on for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person

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Course Content

Introduction, Taxonomy, Research Mandates, and Occupational Health

Describes the taxonomy and classification of fish. It also covers the federal mandates that regulate the use of fish in research, the use of threatened or endangered species, the potential hazards that come with handling fish, and the need for an occupational health and safety program.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15315 (English)

Alternatives, Humane Standards, Housing, Source, and Acclimation and Quarantine

States the purpose of the federally mandated “alternatives search” in an animal protocol as well as the information that should be provided after the “search” has been conducted. It also details the housing requirements, sources for collecting fish, collection methods, proper handling procedures, acclimation, quarantine, and conditioning.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15316 (English)

Biological Features

Highlights the biological features of fish that have contributed to their increasing popularity as models in biomedical research.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15317 (English)

Recognizing Pain and Distress, Blood Collection, Identification and Routes of Administration

Describes collection and identification practices for fish. It also discusses how to detect pain and distress in fish as well as the procedures that may be used for IV injections or blood withdrawal.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15318 (English)

Anesthesia, Analgesia, Surgery, and Postoperative Care

Explains the types of anesthetic and analgesic agents used in fish and the indications for their use. It also discusses the factors that should be taken into consideration when performing surgery on fish.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15319 (English)


Presents the acceptable methods of euthanasia in fish and for their disposal.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15320 (English)

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