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Haematological, biochemical and immunological parameters as stress indicators in Dicentrarchus labrax and Sparus aurata farmed in off-shore cages
Caruso, G.; Genovese, L.; Maricchiolo, G.; Modica, A. (2005). Haematological, biochemical and immunological parameters as stress indicators in Dicentrarchus labrax and Sparus aurata farmed in off-shore cages. Aquacult. Int. 13(1-2): 67-73. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10499-004-9031-5
In: Aquaculture International. Springer: London. ISSN 0967-6120, more
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  • Caruso, G.; Genovese, L.; Maricchiolo, G.; Modica, A. (2005). Haematological, biochemical and immunological parameters as stress indicators in Dicentrarchus labrax and Sparus aurata farmed in off-shore cages, in: Focardi, S. et al. (Ed.) Animal welfare, human health and interactions with the environment. Aquaculture International, 13(1-2): pp. 67-73, more

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Keywords
    Fish culture; Stress-strain relations; Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Sparus aurata Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Caruso, G.
  • Genovese, L.
  • Maricchiolo, G.
  • Modica, A.

Abstract
    In 2000-2001, an investigation was performed in two Sicilian mariculture sites (Pachino and Castellammare) to monitor physiological and biochemical parameters in sea bream (Sparus aurata) and sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) specimens farmed in off-shore sea cages. Plasma cortisol and glucose levels, tissue lactate concentration, haematocrit and haemoglobin content, lysozyme, haemolytic and haemagglutinating activities were determined. During the experiment, an increase in tissue lactate and plasma cortisol levels and a reduction in haemolytic and haemagglutinating titers, were recorded. Changes occurring in these haematological, immunological and biochemical values suggest that these parameters can be useful indicators in assessing the condition of chronic stress induced by mariculture operations

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