Effects of supplemental Azomite in diets on growth, immune function and disease resistance of white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)

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G. · Q. · J. · Chen, L. · Liu, B. · Ma, F. · Guo, T.
Published 1 June 2014
Journal Aquaculture Nutrition
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Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate effects of dietary Azomite, a natural mineral of volcanic ash, on growth performance, digestive enzyme activities, serum non‐specific immunity and disease resistance of white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). Graded levels of 0.0 g kg−1 (control group), 2.0, 4.0, 6.0 and 8.0 g kg−1 Azomite were supplemented in basal diet to feed shrimps. After 6 weeks feeding, weight gains of the 2.0 and 4.0 g kg−1 Azomite groups were significantly higher than that of the control group (−1 Azomite addition (−1 Azomite to diets, compared with the lethal time of control group. At the 96th hour after the injection of bacterium (Vibrio alginolyticus), the accumulated mortality of 4.0 g kg−1 Azomite addition group was 34.6% lower than that of control group (−1 Azomite can improve the growth performance, digestive enzyme activities, serum non‐specific immune function and disease resistance of white shrimp.

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Title
Effects of supplemental Azomite in diets on growth, immune function and disease resistance of white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)
Author*
G. · Q. · J. · Chen, L. · Liu, B. · Ma, F. · Guo, T.
Year
2014
Journal
Aquaculture Nutrition
Document Type
Research Article
Language
eng
Subjects
Azomite · Litopenaeus Vannamei · Digestive Enzymes · Disease Resistance · Growth · Immune Function

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