The efficacy of metomidate, clove oil, Aqui-S™ and Benzoak® as anaesthetics in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) smolts, and their potential stress-reducing capacity

Atlantic salmon smolts in freshwater were exposed to water containing different concentrations of metomidate from 0 to 10 mg l−1, clove oil, Aqui-S™ and Benzoak® from 0 to 100 mg l−1

Martin Iversen; Bengt Finstad; Robert S. McKinley; Robert A. Eliassen

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • Atlantic salmon smolts in freshwater were exposed to water containing different concentrations of metomidate from 0 to 10 mg l−1, clove oil, Aqui-S™ and Benzoak® from 0 to 100 mg l−1
  • Metomidate, clove oil, Aqui-S™ and Benzoak® were effective as anaesthetics for Atlantic salmon smolts at concentrations ≥2 mg l−1 and ≥30 mg l−1
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