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Comparison of blood chemistry values for samples collected from juvenile chinook salmon by three methods

Journal of Aquatic Animal Health

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DOI: 10.1577/1548-8667(2001)013<0168:COBCVF>2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

Thirteen blood chemistry indices were compared for samples collected by three commonly used methods: caudal transection, heart puncture, and caudal vessel puncture. Apparent biases in blood chemistry values for samples obtained by caudal transection were consistent with dilution with tissue fluids: alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), creatine kinase (CK), triglyceride, and K+ were increased and Na+ and Cl- were decreased relative to values for samples obtained by caudal vessel puncture. Some enzyme activities (ALT, AST, LDH) and K+ concentrations were also greater in samples taken by heart puncture than in samples taken by caudal vessel puncture. Of the methods tested, caudal vessel puncture had the least effect on blood chemistry values and should be preferred for blood chemistry studies on juvenile salmonids.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Comparison of blood chemistry values for samples collected from juvenile chinook salmon by three methods
Series title:
Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
DOI:
10.1577/1548-8667(2001)013<0168:COBCVF>2.0.CO;2
Volume
13
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
168
Last page:
172
Number of Pages:
5