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Effects of Zataria multiflora and Eucalyptus globolus essential oils on haematological parameters and respiratory burst activity in Cyprinus carpio
N. Sheikhzadeh , M. Soltani, H. A. Ebrahimzadeh-Mousavi, N. Shahbazian, M. Norouzi
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The present study was undertaken to investigate the effects of Zataria multiflora and Eucalyptus globolus essential oils on some haematological parameters and respiratory burst activity in common carp (Cyprinus carpio). 260 fish (30±5g) were randomly distributed in 13 treatment groups each one in three replicates and different doses of essential oils in 16-17ºC were administrated. The fish were sampled on day 1, 2, 8, 15 and 22 after the 8-day trial. Haematological parameters (red blood cell count, haematocrit) and respiratory burst activity were then evaluated in all treatment groups. The results suggest that essential oils especially Zataria multiflora in dietary intake significantly enhanced respiratory burst activity of blood neutrophlis (P< 0.05). Meanwhile, essential oils had moderate effects on RBC and haematocrit. Significant increases in RBC and haematocrit levels were just noted in T11 treatment group (P< 0.05). This study indicates that dietary administration of Zataria multiflora and Eucalyptus globolus essential oils could be used to promote the health status of common carp during temperature stress.
Keywords: Zataria multiflora, Eucalyptus globolus, Common carp, Temperature stress
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Type of Study: Orginal research papers | Subject: Biology & physiology
Received: 2011/05/31 | Accepted: 2015/09/13 | Published: 2015/09/13


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