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Necropsy-based Wild Fish Health Assessment

DOI :

10.3791/57946-v

7:57 min

September 11th, 2018

September 11th, 2018

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1National Fish Health Research Laboratory, Leetown Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 2School of Natural Resources, West Virginia University

The health of wild fishes can be used as an indicator of aquatic ecosystem health. Necropsy-based fish health assessments provide documentation of visible lesions or abnormalities, data used to calculate condition indices as well as the opportunity to collect tissues for microscopic evaluation, gene expression and other more in-depth analyses.

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