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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Anaesthesia of farmed fish: implications for welfare

Zahl, Inger Hhilde; Samuelsen, Ole Bent; Kiessling, Anders


The analgesic effects of currently used agents, in spite of their proven local effects, are currently being debated as the agents are administrated to fish via inhalation rather than locally at the target site. We therefore recommend that all protocols of procedures requiring general anaesthesia should be complemented by administration of agents with analgesic effect at the site of tissue trauma.


Welfare; Anaesthesia; Sedation; Fish; Teleost

Published in

Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
2012, volume: 38, number: 1, pages: 201-218
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies
Zahl, Inger Hilde
Samuelsen, Ole Bent

UKÄ Subject classification

Fish and Aquacultural Science

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