The effect of melatonin treatment on juvenile male Chinook salmon
The aim of this trial has been to establish whether melatonin pellets can be successfully incorporated into the blood stream of salmon. Juvenile Chinook salmon were implanted in the dorsal or intraperitoneal sinus, with a control group. Sampling of sih from each group over a three month period showed that melatonin levels were hgiher than natural in the treated groups. Weight gain thought to have been accelerated by the effect of melatonin, and smoltification advanced. The use of melatonin implants on the salmon has been a success.
KeywordsChinook salmon; melatonin; juvenile male salmon; melatonin pellets; blood stream; smoltification; body weight; trial; fish physiology
Fields of Research07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; 0704 Fisheries Sciences; 070405 Fish Physiology and Genetics
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