International survey on the use of zebrafish in research highlights opportunities for refinement

The NC3Rs, working with AstraZeneca and University of Plymouth, has conducted the largest ever survey on the use and care of zebrafish in research, covering anaesthesia and euthanasia methods, housing and husbandry, breeding and production. The survey results, which have recently been published in Journal of Fish Biology, allow laboratories internationally to benchmark their husbandry practices and to identify opportunities for refinement to improve zebrafish welfare.