Facility design and associated services for the study of amphibians

The role of facilities and associated services for amphibians has recently undergone diversification. Amphibians traditionally used as research models adjust well to captivity and thrive with established husbandry techniques. However, it is now necessary to maintain hundreds of novel amphibian species in captive breeding, conservation research, and biomedical research programs. These diverse species have a […]

Long-term transportation of ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei, and tiger rockfish, Sebastes nigrocinctus

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1041.abs On December 10, 2000, five tiger rockfish, Sebastes nigrocinctus, and 10 ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei, were transported from Vancouver, Canada, to Lisbon, Portugal, for 51 and 44 hours, respectively. The transport vessels consisted of large circular tanks (1.0-m diameter × 0.6 m high) and filtration was added to the rockfish tank only. Filtration consisted […]

A risk-management approach to a mycotic disease potential in captive beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas)

Abstract In response to the isolation of Aspergillus fumigatus and other potentially pathogenic fungi in expired air from four of five captive beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas), a systematic assessment of the magnitude and nature of the risks associated with this finding was conducted. Ten genera of ubiquitous fungi, most of which were potential pathogens, were […]