[Zbrafish] Slots still available for the Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish course this summer at the MDIBL

Chris via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by pinaleno from gmail.com)
Mon May 14 12:06:41 EST 2012

There are still slots available for this excellent and unique
educational resource on fish health and management.  Fabulous setting,
timely materials, great student-faculty interaction, etc.

A description is below.  See http://www.mdibl.org/courses/Health_and_Colony_Management_of_Laboratory_Fish/182/
for more details.

Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish
A short course for principal investigators, technicians, trainees, or
core managers who utilize or plan to utilize fish models in laboratory
Date:	  	August 13-17, 2012
Location: 	  	Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish is a short course to
help 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.
This course is a 1-week educational opportunity for individuals with
maintenance, management or research responsibilities in which fish are
used as laboratory animals. The course is offered at the Mount Desert
Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, Maine during the period
of 13 - 17 August 2012. 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.

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