Distribution of leukocytes as indicators of stress in the Australian swellshark, Cephaloscyllium laticeps.

@article{Rijn2010DistributionOL,
  title={Distribution of leukocytes as indicators of stress in the Australian swellshark, Cephaloscyllium laticeps.},
  author={Jason Adrian Van Rijn and Richard D. Reina},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={534-8}
}
Differential leukocyte counts were taken of blood smears collected from laboratory stressed adult Australian swellsharks Cephaloscyllium laticeps. We calculated the granulocyte (combined count of heterophils and neutrophils) to lymphocyte (G/L) ratio to use as a new physiological indicator of stress for sharks. Animals were captured and stressed using commercial fishing gear (monofilament gillnet and mid-water longline) in a laboratory setting, with blood samples collected prior to capture and… CONTINUE READING

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