Propanidid, a new anaesthetic for use in fish propagation

Z. Jeney, Galina Jeney, J. Oláh, A. Siwick, I. Dankó

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Propanidid, 3-methoxy-4-(N,N-diethyl-carbamoyl-methoxy)-phenylacetic acid n-propyl ester, was applied during artificial propagation of common carp, Cyprinus carpio L., and compared with MS 222. Primary and secondary stress effects from Propanidid and MS 222 were characterized by measuring the plasma adrenaline and noradrenaline levels, haemoglobin, blood glucose, plasma Ca2+ and Cl- concentrations, haematocrit and leucocrit values and activity of transaminases (GOT, GPT) in plasma. General effects of handling stress during propagation were reflected by significant hyperglycemia, decreasing Ca2+ and Cl- concentrations, and a significant increase in transaminase activity in plasma. Both anaesthetics decreased handling stress, though MS 222 caused a greater increase of catecholamines and of GPT and decrease of leucocrit and plasma Ca2+. Results of artificial propagation were similar in the two experimental groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 15 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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