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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2015, Vol 15, Num, 1     (Pages: 13-17)

Haematological and Biochemical Blood Profile in Russian Sturgeon Following Propofol and Eugenol Anaesthesia

Piotr Gomułka 1 ,Jakub Dągowski 1 ,Teresa Własow 1 ,Mirosław Szczepkowski 2 ,Ewa Czerniak 1 ,Elżbieta Ziomek 1 ,Andrzej Szczerbowski 3 ,Marek Łuczyński 3 ,Maciej Szkudlarek 3

1 Department of Ichthyology, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
2 Dgał” Experimental Hatchery, Department of Lake Fisheries, the Stanislaw Sakowicz Inland Fisheries Institute in Olsztyn, Poland
3 Department of Aquaculture, the Stanislaw Sakowicz Inland Fisheries Institute in Olsztyn, Poland
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_1_02 Viewed : 7142 - Downloaded : 4840 Sturgeon production involves unavoidable handling procedures inducing stress response. Clove oil is the anaesthetic commonly used in sturgeon culture to minimise stress and pain. Propofol is one of the most frequently used anaesthetic in humans. Propofol is a promising candidate anaesthetic for fish. The aim of the study was to compare the effect of propofol and eugenol on haematological and biochemical blood profile of Russian sturgeon. Determined indices covered: PCV, RBC, Hb, MCV, MCHC, MCH, leucogram, and concentration of calcium cations, inorganic phosphates, total proteins, albumins, globulins, ammonia, triacylglycerols, glucose, and the activity of creatine kinase, alkaline phosphatase and aspartate aminotransferase. Exposure to both anaesthetics caused a stress response in Russian sturgeon expressed as changes in WBC system and increased values of PCV, Hb, glucose, triacylglycerols, inorganic phosphates, calcium and ammonia. The impact of eugenol was more sever and longer being. No damage of internal organs was stated. According to our results, propofol is safe anaesthetic for Russian sturgeon. Keywords : 2’6 diisopropylophenol, 2-metoksy-4-(2-propenylo) phenol, handling stress, biochemical blood profile