Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fingerlings (14.4 g) were fed diets containing either glucose, dextrin, raw corn starch and lipid, or a high protein U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service open-formula diet (ASD2-30) for 12 weeks. Significant differences in weight gain and feed: gain ratio were not observed among salmon fed the diets containing glucose, dextrin or ASD2-30. Diets containing dextrin and glucose supported greater protein retention and reduction in alanine aminotransferase activity than the other diets. Activity of aspartate aminotransferase was not affected by the dietary treatment. Protein retention correlated highly with alanine aminotransferase activity.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Protein retention and liver aminotransferase activities in Atlantic salmon fed diets containing different energy sources|
|Series title||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A: Physiology|
|Contributing office(s)||Leetown Science Center|