The zebrafish welfare terms WIKI provides a standardised approach to the language used across facilities when describing zebrafish characteristics, which have the potential to impact welfare. We hope that by using these standardised terms we raise awareness of potential health concerns specific to genetic background and environmental impacts, which affect the well-being of zebrafish in our facilities and help bridge communication between different constituents involved in animal care. The terms have been created, reviewed, and added to by experienced animal caretakers and veterinarians.
We are pleased to announce that severity banding has been added to the welfare terms. This score system is currently used by 2 facilities within the UK which hope you will find this a useful guidance tool.
If you would like to receive printable copies of the welfare terms and severity score documents, please contact us.