Book: Biology of Stress In Fish – Fish Physiology (Chapter 12 – Stress Management And Welfare)
Lynne U Sneddon, David C.C. Wolfenden, Jack S Thomson
Biology of Stress in Fish – Fish Physiology, pp.463-539
The Chapter 12 authors have posted their work on Research Gate here:
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-802728-8.00012-6 (Science Direct)
There is not only a lack of familiarity with what constitutes stress and what side-effects stress can have, but there’s even a pretty fair amount of denial of it’s role in health and sickness. All of that is laid fairly to rest in this book.
For example from this chapter, we can learn:
- Short term (acute) stress – like being caught in a net – isn’t so bad for a fish. It’s just a coping mechanism and long term consequences would not be expected.
- Long term (chronic) stress – like three months in QT with a pack of strange fish – will have a more lasting negative impact on growth, immunity and reproduction.
In spite of how much of the book is online, they don’t allow quoting from any of it from any source I’ve found, so you can read the rest for yourself!