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Dietary effects of Spirulina platensis on hematological and serum biochemical parameters of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
- Yeganeh, Sakineh, Teimouri, Mahdi, Amirkolaie, Abdolsamad Keramat
- Research in veterinary science 2015 v.101 pp. 84-88
- Oncorhynchus mykiss, Spirulina platensis, albumins, cortisol, diet, erythrocytes, fiberglass, fish, glucose, hematocrit, hemoglobin, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, immunostimulants, lactic acid, leukocytes, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, protein content, tanks, triacylglycerols
- This study evaluated the effects of diets containing 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10% of Spirulina platensis on hematological and serum biochemical parameters of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Fish (n=180; 101±8g) were randomly divided into fifteen 300L fiberglass tanks in triplicates for a period of ten weeks. The RBC, WBC, hemoglobin, total protein and albumin levels increased significantly in the groups supplemented with S. platensis. Dietary inclusion of S. platensis had no significant effects on hematocrit, cholesterol, triglyceride and lactate of the blood. HDL-cholesterol was larger in rainbow trout fed 10% S. platensis in comparison with the other diets, whereas LDL-cholesterol significantly decreased with increasing of S. platensis inclusion. Cortisol and glucose significantly decreased with increasing of S. platensis inclusion. The present results demonstrate that inclusion of 10% S. platensis can be introduced as an immunostimulant in rainbow trout diets.