2013 Turnkey Conference Report
Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory Bar Harbor, Maine. August 19-23, 2013
Applications are being accepted for this 1-week educational opportunity for individuals with maintenance, management or research responsibilities in which fish are used as laboratory animals. APPLICATION DEADLINE - JUNE 15, 2013.
The course is offered at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, Maine during the period of 19 - 23 August 2013. Topics to be discussed will include general system design and water quality management, anatomy and histology of fish, general fish diseases and disease management strategies. Infectious and non-infectious diseases common to all fish as well as specific diseases of importance to laboratory-maintained zebrafish will be discussed. The course will consist of lecture, laboratory exercises and discussions. During the course there will be an opportunity for students to discuss unusual and/or unsolved diagnostic case experiences from their home laboratories as problem-solving exercises. The course should be particularly valuable to technical staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty and investigators needing skills to monitor the health of a colony of aquatic organisms. The course also provides a unique educational opportunity for Residents in Laboratory Animal Medicine Programs.
For more information on the course and online application, please see the course web site at:
ZHA recently attended the District 8 AALAS branch annual meeting in Portland, Or. The organization had an affiliate booth on site for the duration of the meeting. A wide variety of research professionals visited our booth and requested information on Zebrafish.
A number of veterinarians and managers from primarily mammalian species facilities requested information because their universities are starting zebrafish programs in the near future. One mission of ZHA for 2013 is outreach, and this meeting clearly shows the need.
If you would like information on AALAS branches in your area, information is available here:
AALAS Job Analysis Survey
Dear ZHA Members,
We have been invited to participate in a job analysis survey by AALAS. There are two survey options: One is for technicians at the ALAT/LAT level, and the second one (LATG/CMAR) is for senior technicians, supervisors, trainers and managers.
As the development of appropriate training and certification programs is currently a widely debated topic, we encourage our members to take these surveys. Please clink on the link below for more information.
ZHA Executive Board
Highlights from the Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop 2013
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The Zebrafish Husbandry Association is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting and developing zebrafish husbandry standards through education, collaboration, and publication.
ZHA's membership is comprised of a wide range of people interested in zebrafish culture; including research and veterinary professionals, facility managers, technicians, fish culturists, aquacultural engineers, and representatives from various private aquaculture supply and biomedical companies.
If you wish to donate to the Zebrafish Husbandry Association please click on the button below.