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Title: Effect Of Anesthetics On Stress And The Innate Immune System Of Gilthead Seabream (Sparus Surata)
Authors: Bressler, Keren
Ron, Benny
Keywords: anesthetics, benzocaine, clove oil, innate immune system, Sparus aurata, stress
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.
Fish culture--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Citation: Bressler, K., & Ron, B. (2004). Effect Of Anesthetics On Stress And The Innate Immune System Of Gilthead Seabream (Sparus Surata). The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 56(1), 5-13.
Series/Report no.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Abstract: Anesthesia may depress the immune system in mammals and fish. In the present work, two anesthetics used in aquaculture, clove oil (0.445 mM) and benzocaine (0.225 mM), were tested to observe their effects on the stress response and innate immune system activity of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.). Results showed that both anesthetics induced increased blood glucose and serum cortisol levels. In addition, benzocaine depressed lysozyme activity, produc- tion of reactive oxygen species and pinocytosis activity. These were not depressed by clove oil, suggesting that clove oil is a safer anesthetic for seabream as it does not cause immunode- pression in anesthetized fish.
Pages/Duration: 9 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
Appears in Collections:IJA Volume 56, Issue 1, 2004

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