PUBLICATION

Biosecurity and Health Monitoring at the Zebrafish International Resource Center

Authors
Murray, K.N., Varga, Z.M., Kent, M.L.
ID
ZDB-PUB-160401-3
Date
2016
Source
Zebrafish   13 Suppl 1: S30-8 (Journal)
Registered Authors
Kent, Michael, Murray, Katy, Varga, Zoltan M.
Keywords
none
MeSH Terms
  • Animal Husbandry/methods*
  • Animal Husbandry/organization & administration
  • Animal Welfare*
  • Animals
  • Animals, Laboratory*
  • Aquaculture/methods*
  • Aquaculture/organization & administration
  • Models, Animal
  • Oregon
  • Zebrafish*
PubMed
27031282 Full text @ Zebrafish
Abstract
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
Figures
Expression
Phenotype
Mutation and Transgenics
Human Disease / Model Data
Sequence Targeting Reagents
Fish
Antibodies
Orthology
Engineered Foreign Genes
Mapping
Errata and Notes