Evaluation of Gastric Lavage for Stomach Analyses

Robert W. Light, Peter H. Adler, Dean E. Arnold

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Abstract

The efficiency of gastric lavage for the removal of stomach contents of two species of fish was tested at The Pennsylvania State University in 1981. This technique was effective for 98% of the brook trout (Saivelinus fontinalis) examined, and 100% for slimy sculpins (Cottus cognat us). No mortality occurred in either species during the 3-week post-lavage period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalNorth American Journal of Fisheries Management
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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