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Dietary immunomodulators for pacu Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg, 1887) and dourado Salminus brasiliensis


Stressor agents, as poor water quality and crowding, affect the physiological condition of cultured fish and, consequently, It may negatively affects their immune system resulting in increasing susceptibility to infections and, latter, decreased production. Trying to deal with these problems the prevention of diseases, like using immunomodulators, seems to be more advantageous than using drugs intervention. This project aims to determine the effectiveness of using probiotics and prebiotics (oligosaccharides and Bacillus subtilis, respectively), especially their improve performance and immunostimulation in Piaractus mesopotamicus. Also, other objective is to determine the requirement for vitamin E of Salminus brasiliensis, as well as the immunostimulatory activity of vitamin E and levamisole for this specie. Finally, the project seeks to determine the pharmacokinetic parameters of levamisole in Salminus brasiliensis. (AU)

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CEROZI, B. S.; ZANON, R. B.; SILVA, T. S. C.; CYRINO, J. E. P. Combination of dietary -glucan and Bacillus subtilis as a potential synbiotic for pacu Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg, 1887). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, v. 33, n. 3, p. 563-565, JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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