CCAC Guidelines on: the Care and Use of Fish in Research, Teaching and Testing

By Subcommittee on fish of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) Guidelines Committee

This document provides information for investigators, animal care committees, facility managers and animal care staff that will assist in improving both the care given to fishes and the manner in which experimental procedures are carried out. This document supersedes Chapter I- Fish, in Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals, Vol. 2 (CCAC, 1984).Table of Contents: A Preface; Summary of the Guidelines Listed in This Document; B Introduction; C Aquatic Facilities; D Facility Management, Operation and Maintenance; E Capture, Acquisition, Transportation and Quarantine; F Husbandry; G Health and Disease Control; H Experimental Procedures; I Euthanasia; J Disposition of Fish after Study; K References; L Glossary; M Abbreviations; Appendix A: Relevant Guidelines and Organizations; Appendix B: Zoonotic Diseasetransmission of Fish Diseases to Man; Appendix C: Guidelines for Containment Facilities (For Pathogen Studies); Appendix D: Water Quality Criteria for Optimum Fish Health - For Coldwater, Warmwater and Marine Species of Fish.

Comments & References: 85 pages. The guidelines have also been reviewed by 69 experts. This document may be read online. The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is the national peer review agency responsible for setting and maintaining standards for the ethical use and care of animals used in science throughout Canada.

ISBN: 0-919087-43-4

Price: Free of charge


Year: 2005
This page was updated on 18 May 2020

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