Chapter 49. Fish

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. James F. Turnbull and
  2. Iain Berrill

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch49

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Turnbull, J. F. and Berrill, I. (2010) Fish, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch49

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • diversity of fish - fish inhabiting vast range of habitats and ecological niches;
  • study of fish welfare - still in its infancy;
  • fish demonstrating plasticity - single group of siblings, adopting behavioural and physiological strategies;
  • considerable diversity - in life history strategies of different species;
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio) - widely used models of vertebrate development;
  • commonly used laboratory species - from captive-bred stocks;
  • water and its importance for fishes - wide range of functions;
  • health status of fish used in research - being crucially important;
  • populations of fishes for experimental purposes - provided with a veterinary health plan;
  • fish, unlike warm blooded animals - increase in temperature after their death

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Fish welfare

  • Biological overview

  • Sources, supply and conservation status

  • Transportation

  • General husbandry

  • Use in research

  • Health management

  • Breeding

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Common welfare problems

  • References