Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

PRINT ISSN 2065-1295, ISSN-L: 2065-1295, ISSN CD: 2343-9394,ISSN ONLINE 2067-3663


Published in Scientific Works. C Series. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LVIII ISSUE 4
Written by Alexandru-Ioan Lataretu

This paper represents a review of the stress response in fish with emphasis on cortisol, different methods of sampling, advantages and disadvantages. Cortisol is one of the most common measured stress indicator hormone in fish. The reasons why this hormone is often addressed by researchers are: Cortisol can be rapidly and accurately measured using ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) and RIA (radioimmunoassay), the samples can be obtained through a wide variety of harvesting procedures that minimizes stress response in fish (including anesthesia), the plasma cortisol level has a tendency to rise when the fish is exposed to different stressors.

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