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European Zebrafish Meeting 2015 Husbandry Session Report
Varga, Z.M., Wilson, C., Alestrøm, P.
Date: 2016
Source: Zebrafish   13(3): (Other)
Registered Authors: Varga, Zoltan M., Wilson, Carole
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animal Husbandry*
  • Animal Welfare*
  • Animals
  • Internationality
  • Zebrafish/physiology*
PubMed: 27096228 Full text @ Zebrafish
A workshop to address husbandry and animal welfare was held during the 9th European Zebrafish Meeting in Oslo, Norway, from June 28 to July 2, 2015. The husbandry workshop took place on Monday, June 29, and was well attended by ∼100 audience members. It highlighted problems arising from the diversity of current husbandry practices and included presentations on recent efforts to find common husbandry and animal welfare standards from a variety of international contributors, from Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, as well as the United States and Japan. Presentations included zebrafish and medaka as representatives of aquatic species used in biomedical research and addressed a diverse range of topics such as proposed European guidelines for zebrafish husbandry, general fish facility health and husbandry standards, cryopreservation, publication standards, and feeding strategies. The workshop highlighted the desire to develop common husbandry standards for the aquatic research community across the world.