Nonlethal estimation of proximate composition in fish

Bio-electric Impedance Analysis used to estimate animal water, protein, fat, fat-free, and dry mass composition

Article TitleNonlethal estimation of proximate composition in fish
Written byM. Keith Cox Kyle J. Hartman
FromWildlife and Fisheries Resources Program, West Virginia University
PublishedMarch 12, 2005
Fish SpeciesBrook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

What the research is about

Use bioelectrical impedance analysis to estimate body composition of a fish quickly without the need to sacrifice the animal. Composition parameters including water, protein, fat, fat-free, and dry masses.

Research conclusion

Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) proved to have stong linear relationships between independent laboratory results. BIA’s nonlethal estimation of fish body composition will allow increased precision in bioenergetics energy flow and compositional studies as well as permit study of community energetics and condition on spatial and temporal scales not previously possible.

Assurant Innovations take

BIA technique that is used by Certified Quality Reader (CQR) is a great way to measure fish body composition such as total body water, dry mass, fat-free mass, total body protein, total body ash and total body fat mass. It’s non destructive, portable and gives you quick results.

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