Some blood chemistry values for the juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)

Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
By:  and 

Links

Abstract

Overlapping Gaussian distribution curves were resolved into normal ranges for 1800 clinical test values obtained from caudal arterial blood or plasma of more than 1000 juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) held under defined conditions of diet and temperature. Estimated normal blood chemistry ranges were bicarbonate, 9.5–12.6 mEq/liter; blood urea nitrogen (BUN), 0.9–3.4 mg/100 ml; chloride, 122–136 mEq/liter; cholesterol, 88–262 mg/100 ml;pCO2, 2.6–6.1 mm Hg (10 C); glucose, 41–135 mg/100 ml; hematocrit, 32.5–52.5%; hemoglobin, 6.5–9.9 g/100 ml; total protein, 1.4–4.3 g/100 ml; blood pH (10 C), 7.51–7.83. The calculated range of normal acid–base balance vs. water temperature is also presented.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Some blood chemistry values for the juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
Series title Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
DOI 10.1139/f71-085
Year Published 1971
Language English
Publisher NRC Research Press
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 606
Last page 608
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N