The lsraeli Joumal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh 50(2), 1998, 73-81
EFFECTS OF EXPERIMENTAL INFECTION WITH
PSEUDOMONAS FLUORESCENS ON DIFFERENT BLOOD
PARAMETERS IN CARP (CYPRINUS CARPIO L.)
Hijran Yavuzcan Yildiz
Department of Fisheries and Aquacultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University.
06110 Diskapt, Ankara, Turkey
(Received 12.2.98, Accepted 7.5.98)
Different blood parameters (hematocrit, leukocrit, number of erythrocytes, total leukocytes and trombocytes, total plasma protein, albumin and plasma Na+, K+, Ca++, and P) were investigated in Pseudomonas fluorescense infected and non-infected carp. Results showed a significant decrease of hematocrit, erythrocyte number, total plasma protein albumin and plasma Na+, K+, Ca++ and P values in infected fish and a significant increase in leukocrit and total leukocyte number. Trombocyte number remained unchanged following infection. These results corroborate those obtained in other fish species and could be used for estimation of disease gravity.