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Working with Fish in Research Settings

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

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

Language Availability: English

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


Course Content


Toggle 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)

Toggle Content 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)

Toggle Content 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)

Toggle Content 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)

Toggle Content 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)

Toggle Content Euthanasia

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

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