Humane killing of fishes for scientific research: a comparison of two methods
Abstract:Two killing methods were compared on the clupeid, bony bream Nematolosa erebi and it was found that ice-slurry immersion was more humane than benzocaine overdose. The use of ice-slurry for killing N. erebi should be accepted as a standard humane method and considered similarly for other warm-water species.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management, 120 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, QLD 4068, Australia 2: Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia
Publication date: June 1, 2010