Biosecurity and Health Monitoring at the Zebrafish International Resource Center
- Murray, K.N., Varga, Z.M., Kent, M.L.
- Zebrafish 13 Suppl 1: S30-8 (Journal)
- Registered Authors
- Kent, Michael, Murray, Katy, Varga, Zoltan M.
- MeSH Terms
- Animal Husbandry/methods*
- Animal Husbandry/organization & administration
- Animal Welfare*
- Animals, Laboratory*
- Aquaculture/organization & administration
- Models, Animal
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Murray, K.N., Varga, Z.M., Kent, M.L. (2016) Biosecurity and Health Monitoring at the Zebrafish International Resource Center. Zebrafish. 13 Suppl 1:S30-8.
The Zebrafish International Resource Center (ZIRC) is a repository and distribution center for mutant, transgenic, and wild-type zebrafish. In recent years annual imports of new zebrafish lines to ZIRC have increased tremendously. In addition, after 15 years of research, we have identified some of the most virulent pathogens affecting zebrafish that should be avoided in large production facilities, such as ZIRC. Therefore, while importing a high volume of new lines we prioritize safeguarding the health of our in-house fish colony. Here, we describe the biosecurity and health-monitoring program implemented at ZIRC. This strategy was designed to prevent introduction of new zebrafish pathogens, minimize pathogens already present in the facility, and ensure a healthy zebrafish colony for in-house uses and shipment to customers.
Genes / Markers
Mutations / Transgenics
Human Disease / Model
Sequence Targeting Reagents
Engineered Foreign Genes