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Appraisal of a high protein distiller’s dried grain (DDG) in diets for European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax fingerlings on growth performance, haematological status and related gut histology

Goda, A.A.S., Srour, T.M., Omar, E., Mansour, A.T., Baromh, M.Z., Mohamed, S.A., El‐Haroun, E. and Davies, S.J. (2019) Appraisal of a high protein distiller’s dried grain (DDG) in diets for European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax fingerlings on growth performance, haematological status and related gut histology. Aquaculture Nutrition.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/anu.12898

Abstract

High protein distiller's dried grains (HP‐DDG) are co‐products of ethanol production that uses prefractionation technology. An 8‐week growth trial was conducted to investigate the effect of partial replacement of soybean meal (SBM) by three levels of HP‐DDG (30%, 40% and 50%) on growth performance, physiological parameters and histological changes of the intestine of European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax. The results indicated that an increased dietary level of HP‐DDG of more than 30% significantly increases growth performance and improved the FCR of sea bass. In addition, replacement of SBM by HP‐DDG enhanced feed intake efficiency and the health status of fish. Haematology and serum biochemistry (haemoglobin (Hb), red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), packed cell volume (PCV %) and humeral immune parameters including total protein, albumin, globulin, cholesterol, lysozyme activity and total antioxidant capacity significantly increased with increase HP‐DDG inclusion levels. The findings of this study indicated that HP‐DDG is a good complementary protein source for inclusion aquaculture diets and levels above 30% as a replacement of SBM did not compromise growth performance and physiological parameters of sea bass while enhancing some important indices of health status in this species.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Dicentrarchus labrax, feed utilization, growth performance, haematological indices, high protein distiller’s dried grains histology physiological parameters
Divisions: Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Kath Osborn
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 13:46
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 13:46
URI: http://hau.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/17391

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