Immunostimulants in fish diets

Journal of Applied Aquaculture
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Various immunostimulants and their methods of application in fish culture are examined in this review. Important variables such as life stage and innate disease resistance of the fish; immunostimulant used, its structure and mode of action; and the fish's environment are discussed. Conflicting results have been published about the efficacy of immunostimulants in fish diets. Some researchers have had positive responses demonstrated as increased fish survival, others have not. Generally, immunostimulants enhance individual components of the non-specific immune response but that does not always translate into increased fish survival. In addition, immunostimulants fed at too high a dose or for too long can be immunosuppressive. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: ].

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Immunostimulants in fish diets
Series title Journal of Applied Aquaculture
DOI 10.1300/J028v09n04_06
Volume 9
Issue 4
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 37 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Applied Aquaculture
First page 53
Last page 89
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