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Title: Use of dietary ginger, Zingiber officinale Roscoe, as an immunostimulant to control Aeromonas hydrophila infections in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
Authors: Nya, Elijah Jacob
Austin, Brian
Contact Email: brian.austin@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Aeromonas hydrophila
ginger
immunostimulant
non-specific immune response
rainbow trout
Zingiber officinale
Issue Date: Nov-2009
Publisher: Blackwell Science
Citation: Nya EJ & Austin B (2009) Use of dietary ginger, Zingiber officinale Roscoe, as an immunostimulant to control Aeromonas hydrophila infections in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), Journal of Fish Diseases, 32 (11), pp. 971-977.
Abstract: Ginger, Zingiber officinale, which was fed at 0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.5 and 1.0 g per 100 g of feed for 14 days to rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), led to control of experimental infection with Aeromonas hydrophila. At 0.5 g ginger per 100 g of feed, there was a reduction in mortalities to 0% compared with the controls (64%). Moreover, there was a significant increase in growth, feed conversion and protein efficiency. There was proliferation in the number of neutrophils, macrophages and lymphocytes, and enhanced phagocytic, respiratory burst, lysozyme, bactericidal and anti-protease activities compared with the controls.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7228
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2761.2009.01101.x
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Affiliation: Heriot-Watt University
Aquaculture

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