Tailfin clipping, a painful procedure: Studies on Nile tilapia and common carp

@article{Roques2010TailfinCA,
  title={Tailfin clipping, a painful procedure: Studies on Nile tilapia and common carp},
  author={Jonathan A.C. Roques and Wout Abbink and Femke Geurds and Hans Vis and Gert Flik},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={101},
  pages={533-540}
}
The fish welfare debate is intensifying. Consequently, more research is carried out to further our knowledge on fish welfare in aquaculture. We define here a series of key parameters to substantiate an acute response to a supposedly painful stimulus: a standardized tailfin clip. Ultrastructural analysis of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) tailfin indicates the presence of A-δ and C-type axons, which are typical for transmitting nociceptive signals in (higher) vertebrates. In Nile tilapia… Expand
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