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An evaluation of the effects of handling, exercise, and transport stress on selected blood parameters of Oreochromis mossambicus ( Peters)
Schoonbee, H.J.; Barham, W.T.; Visser, J.G.J. (1989). An evaluation of the effects of handling, exercise, and transport stress on selected blood parameters of Oreochromis mossambicus ( Peters), in: De Pauw, N. et al. (Ed.) Aquaculture: a biotechnology in progress: volume 1. pp. 913-918
In: De Pauw, N. et al. (Ed.) (1989). Aquaculture: a biotechnology in progress: volume 1. European Aquaculture Society: Bredene, Belgium. ISBN 90-71625-03-6. 1-592 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

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    Marine

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  • Schoonbee, H.J.
  • Barham, W.T.
  • Visser, J.G.J.

Abstract
    Oreochromis mossambicus was subjected to netting, handling, exercise, and transport-stress situations. Haematocrits, blood glucose, and lactate levels were subsequently measured. Results showed that haemoconcentration occurred within 6h of exercise, a condition which prevailed for 24h. Transport resulted in a similar pattern. The results of glucose analysis underline the importance of this parameter in stress evaluation. Rapid, substantial increases in glucose were followed by a gradual recovery. Exercise and transport had the most marked effects on blood-lactate profiles. The results obtained in this study highlight the importance of careful handling and transportation of this species.

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