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IFAS Circular# 919

Stress - Its Role in Fish Disease

Ruth Francis-Floyd

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What Causes Stress? Stress is a condition in which an animal is unable to maintain a normal physiologic state because of various factors adversely affecting its well-being. Stress is caused by placing a fish in a situation which is beyond its normal level of tolerance. Specific examples of things which can cause stress (stressors) are listed below. 

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