A comparative behavioral evaluation of the medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) under different containing regime

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the distribution of the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, in the containers, type of motion in the water recirculating system, and to find the optimal frequency of exchange of water in this system. According to the results, there are found that the living conditions, created in the experimental group with a recirculation of water at the rate of 48 times a day, had the best positive impact on the welfare of the medicinal leech.

M Yousefichahardehi

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Author for correspondence.
Email: myousefi81@gmail.com
Department of standardization, metrology and technology of the livestock products

A A Nikishov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: a.nikishov@rudn.ru
Department of standardization, metrology and technology of the livestock products

B Abtahi

Shahid Beheshti University

Email: abtahi.b@gmail.com
Faculty of Biological Sciences

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