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Richard E. Fish, DVM, PhD

Richard E. Fish

Associate Professor, Laboratory Animal Medicine
Phone: 919.513.6480
Fax: 919.513.2825



Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Professional Experience & Qualifications

Research Area

Research Interests: Laboratory animal anesthesia and analgesia; animal resource management

Selected Publications

Fish, RE and EW Swanson. 1983. Effects of excessive iodine administered in the dry period on thyroid function and health of dairy cows and their calves in the periparturient period. J Anim Sci 56:162-172.

Fish, RE and JA Spitzer. 1984. Continuous infusion of endotoxin from an osmotic pump in the conscious, unrestrained rat: A unique model of chronic endotoxemia. Circ Shock 12:135-149.

Fish, RE, CH Lang, and JA Spitzer. 1986. Regional blood flow during continuous, low-dose endotoxin infusion. Circ Shock 18:267-275.

Fish, RE and C Besch-Williford. 1992. Reproductive disorders in the rabbit and guinea pig. IN RW Kirk and JD Bonagura (eds): Current Veterinary Therapy XI, pp. 1175-1179. WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia.

Ermeling, BL, EK Steffen, RE Fish, and RR Hook. 1992. Evaluation of the subcutaneous chamber as an alternative to conventional methods of antibody production in the chicken. Lab Anim Sci 42:402-407.

McLaughlin, RM and RE Fish. 1994. Clinical biochemistry and hematology. IN PJ Manning, DH Ringler, and CE Newcomer (eds): The Biology of the Laboratory Rabbit, 2nd ed, pp. 111-127. Academic Press, Orlando.

Fish, RE, MC Hogan, JA Wright, and JA Walls. 1994. Planning and support for experimental cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation studies. IN AC Smith and MM Swindle (eds): Research Animal Anesthesia, Analgesia and Surgery, pp. 147-157. Scientists Center for Animal Welfare, Greenbelt, MD.

Fish, RE. 1997. Pharmacology of injectable anesthetics. IN GJ Benson, SK Wixson, WJ White, and DF Kohn (eds): Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals, pp. 1-28. Academic Press, New York.

Meyer, RE and RE Fish. 2005. A review of tribromoethanol anesthesia for production of genetically engineered mice and rats. Lab Animal 34(10): 47-52.

Meyer, RE and RE Fish. 2008. Pharmacology of injectable anesthetics. IN RE Fish, M Brown, P Danneman, and A. Karas (eds): Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals, 2nd ed. Elsevier.


Fish, RE. 2003. How to work with your institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC). [internet] Mini-lesson on the Contemporary Values, Science and Animal Subjects in Research web site, funded by a grant from the Office of Research Integrity.

Fish, RE. 2003. Humane care and use of animals in research. [internet; free registration] Part of a project funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for the purpose of introducing undergraduate students to research; produced under the direction of George Barthalmus, Director of Undergraduate Research, NCSU.

Laboratory Animal Resources