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Anaesthetic and Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals, 3rd Edition



Anaesthetic and Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals, 3rd Edition

Lindsay G. Ross, Barbara Ross

ISBN: 978-1-405-14938-9 June 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 240 Pages


The second edition of Anaesthetic and Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals provided the fisheries and aquaculture industry with vital information on the use of sedation and anaesthetics in the avoidance of stress and physical damage, which can easily be caused by crowding, capture, handling, transportation and release.

Now fully revised and expanded, the third edition has maintained its accessible format and incorporates much new emphasis on:

• Fish pain and welfare: a rapidly developing area of interest and debate
• Anaesthesia and legislation: with an international perspective

Personnel involved in the aquaculture industry including fish farmers, fish veterinarians, fisheries scientists and fish biologists along with small animal veterinarians, animal laboratory managers and government and regulatory personnel will find this book a valuable and practical resource.

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1. Introduction.

2. Defining stress in aquatic animals.

3. Pain in aquatic animals.


4. The nature of anaesthesia, sedation and analgesia.


5. The features of anaesthetic agents and their legal use.


6. Anaesthesia and Legislation.


7. Factors affecting the response of aquatic ectotherms to anaesthesia.


8. Anaesthesia of fish. I. Inhalation anaesthesia.


9. Anaesthesia of fish. II. Inhalation anaesthesia using gases.


10. Anaesthesia of fish. III. Parenteral and oral anaesthesia.


11. Anaesthesia of fish. IV. Non chemical methods.


12. Anaesthesia of Aquatic Invertebrates.


13. Anaesthesia of Amphibians and Reptiles.

14. Transportation and anaesthesia.

15. Concluding remarks

"The authors have written a useful, compact handbook on the anaesthesia and sedation of aquatic animals." Aquaculture International<!--end-->

  • Comprehensively updated to reflect new emphasis on fish pain and welfare

  • International perspective including detailed coverage of developments in legislation

  • Detailed data on chemical nomenclature and structure of all featured anaesthetic drugs