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Title: Development of immunity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum) to Aeromonas hydrophila after the dietary application of garlic
Author(s): Nya, Elijah Jacob
Austin, Brian
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Keywords: garlic
rainbow trout
Fisher Feeding and feeds
Rainbow trout
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Date Deposited: 10-Jun-2011
Citation: Nya EJ & Austin B (2011) Development of immunity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum) to Aeromonas hydrophila after the dietary application of garlic. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 30 (3), pp. 845-850.;
Abstract: The development and duration of immune protection against Aeromonas hydrophila infections with garlic as immunostimulant in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss was studied. Rainbow trout fingerlings of 14 g average weight were fed with 0 g (= Control), 0.5 g and 1.0 g of garlic 100 g-1 of feed for 14 days. Physiological factors, biochemical, immunological, hematological parameters and electrolyte indices were evaluated after a further 14, 21 and 28 days before challenge with Aeromonas hydrophila. Fourteen days after the cessation of feeding with garlic, mortality rates of 12 % (relative percent survival [RPS] = 86 %) and 16 % (RPS = 80 %) were recorded in groups which received 0.5 g and 1.0 g of garlic 100 g-1 of feed, respectively, compared to 84 % mortalities in the controls. The corresponding RPS 21 days after ending the feeding regime was 75 % and 68, respectively. One week later, the RPS had dropped to 55% and 46% in the groups fed with 0.5 g and 1.0 g garlic 100 g-1 of feed, respectively.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.fsi.2011.01.008
Rights: Published in Fish and Shellfish Immunology by Elsevier. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, Volume 30, Issue 3, March 2011, pp. 845 - 850.; This is the peer reviewed version of this article.; NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Fish and Shellfish Immunology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Fish and Shellfish Immunology, VOL 30, ISSUE 3, (March 2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.fsi.2011.01.008.

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