Vol. 12,No. 4, October 2013
Effects of oral administration of Zataria multiflora essential oil on some blood and serum paramete
Description: 1- Iranian Fisheries Research Organization, Tehran, 14155-6116, Iran. 2-International Sturgeon Research Institute, P.O. Box 41635-3464, Rasht, Iran
Abstract: 
In order to does this study, 150 Persian sturgeons having 75g mean weight transferred to 500 liter tanks. After dividing the fishes into two groups (experimental and control), the fingerlings fed by concentrate food that contained different levels of Zataria multiflora essential oil (15, 25, 50, 100 g/kg) for 8 weeks. Finally, sampling carried out on blood and serum of fishes. After preparing the samples based on standard methods, hematology and serology studies, performed. The results showed significant difference in mean of monocytes between experimental and control groups (P<0.05). In treatment 25g/kg, monocyte count was more than other treatments. But there were no significant differences in mean and standard deviation of other white blood cells. The results of serologic studies showed no significant differences in serum indices (C3, C4 and total protein) (P>0.05), but there is significant difference in mean and standard deviation of albumin. So that, the average of serum parameters in treatments 15 and 25g/kg and control group was more than treatments 50 and 100g/kg of Zataria multiflora essential oil.

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Author: Sharif Rohani M.*1; Masoumzadeh M.2; Haghighi M.1; Jalilpoor J.2; Pourdehghani M.2; Shenava
KeyWord: Zataria multiflora, essential oil, hematology, serology, Persian Sturgeon
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