Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Source

Journal of Applied Aquaculture

Volume

26

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

119-131

DOI

DOI: 10.1080/10454438.2014.901079

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

An 8-week study was performed to determine the effects of supplementing puerarin, the most biologically active ingredient present in the roots of kudzu ( Puerarin lobata), in diets of farmed chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) fingerlings. Puerarin was given to study fish through supplementation to commercial fish feed. Administration of puerarin reduced cortisol, proteins, and hematocrit levels while improving spleen somatic indices and respiratory burst response compared to fish fed a control diet without affecting growth, and thereby counteracts the negative consequences of stress induced through handling and experienced by fish reared in aquaculture.

Keywords

Puerarin, salmon, stress, chronic

Disciplines

Biology

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