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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994
ISSN 1328-925X


Volume 27 (8): 459-466, 2023.

Effect of β-Glucan supplement on growth, survival and hematology in catfish.


Mohammad Nabi Adlooa MSc, Siyavash Soltanianb DVM PhD, Mahmoud Hafeziyehc MSc PhD, Nastaran Ghadimid MSc.


a,dIslamic Azad University, bSchool of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, cIranian Fisheries Research Organization, Tehran, Iran.




Adloo MN, Soltanian S, Ghadimi N, Hafeziyeh M., β-Glucan supplement on growth, survival and hematology in catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus), Onl J Vet Res., 27 (8): 459-466, 2023. Groups of 35 Juvenile striped catfish each, were fed in tanks supplemented with 0, 0.5, 1 or 2% β-Glucan. Fish were taken from each tank for determination of serum lysozyme, total protein, glucose, survival and growth. No significant differences were found in growth, survival or glucose values between any group. However, serum lysozyme was higher in fish fed 0.5% β-glucan (10.8 ug/ml serum) compared with controls (8.00 g/ml serum), and blood protein levels increased in all fish given β-glucan supplementation.


Keywords: β-Glucan, Pangasianodon hypophthalmus, lysozyme, protein growth, survival.