Accession Number : ADA322592

Title :   Evaluation of Five Anesthetics on Striped Bass.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lemm, Carol A.

PDF Url : ADA322592

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Five anesthetics were tested on subadult striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in hard water at temperatures of 13 deg, 18 deg, and 23 deg C. The recommended concentrations of anesthetics for sedation (reduced reaction to external stimuli without loss of equilibrium) of 300- 1,500-g striped bass are 40 mg/L MS-222, 25 mg/L benzocaine, 5 mg/L quinaldine, 5 mg/L quinaldine sulfate, and 0.5 mg/L metomidate. The lowest effective concentrations for immobilization (defined as anesthesia within 3 min and recovery within 10 min after a 15-min exposure) at 13 deg, 18 deg, and 23 deg C, respectively, for each anesthetic were 150, 150, and 150 mg(L for MS-222; 85-100, 70, and 55 mg/L for benzocaine; 40, 25, and 25 mg/L for quinaldine; 55, 25, and 25 mg/L for quinaldine sulfate; and 7.5, 10, and 10 mg/L for metomidate.

Descriptors :   *FISHES, *ANESTHETICS, *EQUILIBRIUM(PHYSIOLOGY), REDUCTION, RESPONSE, CONCENTRATION(COMPOSITION), RESTRAINT, EXTERNAL, STIMULI, SULFATES, ANESTHESIA, HARD WATER, SEDATION.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE