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Introduction to Zebrafish Workshop – IAT Congress 2017

March 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tecniplast are pleased to announce that Jon Faupel and Tomasso Sala will be running the Introduction to Zebrafish workshop at IAT Congress 2017.

The use of Zebrafish within research has increased year on year over the past two decades and is now ranked as one of the major species used. The environment in which Zebrafish thrives within is crucial and the animal technologist has a vital role in helping to sustain this.

This workshop aims to provide you with an introduction to Zebrafish and managing their welfare within a research environment.

The workshop will be broken down into 4 main areas:

  1. An overview of Zebrafish: their origins and general biology – Zebrafish have become one of the most popular animal models in research for a number of reasons, but where do they originate from and how were they discovered as a successful biological model for research?  As Zebrafish become used by more and more facilities around the world, an understanding of what they have to offer as a research model is required.
  2. Basic husbandry, housing and water quality – Zebrafish require a stable environment with specific ranges of water quality parameters, as well as multiple feeds per day with different types of diet.  So what exactly is involved with the day to day husbandry? As technology improves, so do aquatic housing systems.  How were the first systems designed, and what improvements have been made over the years to attain the highest level of welfare for aquatic species?
  3. Health monitoring and disease prevention – healthy fish leads to healthy science, so it is imperative that everything that can be done to provide the best housing environment is implemented.  It is also highly important to understand the early warning signs of stressed fish, and what can be done to minimise the stressing factors.  There are many common Zebrafish diseases that can impact on colonies within a facility, so what signs present themselves, and how are the fish affected?

Nutrition – Choosing the right diet and feeding regime can play a large part in the health status and breeding potential of Zebrafish, so it is important to understand what is available on the market, and which types of diet provide the best nutritional value.

Book your place NOW by clicking here and completing the IAT registration form

We hope to see you there!


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