Effects of Oliviera decumbens and Satureja khuzestanica extract on some immunological and haematological parameters of Cyprinus carpio

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Immunity stimulants are applied to improve the immune system of aquatic organisms. In this study, the effect of oral administration of Marze (Satureja khuzestanica) and mountainous Lael (Oliviera decumbens) extracts on haematological parameters and lysozyme activity stimulation in Common carp was investigated during a 5-week period. At the end of this period, blood samples were taken for haematological and immunological assays (lysozyme activity). The result showed that white blood cell count (p > 0.05) and the ratio of white blood cells (p > 0.05) were not significantly affected by plant extract administration. There were significant differences between the serum lysozyme activities in different treatments (p < 0.05). Generally, it can be concluded that Marze extract, as an immune stimulant, has a positive effect on the immune system and increased the resistance of Common carp. The combination of Marze and Mountainous Lael extracts was also an effective immune stimulant, but Mountainous Lael extract on its own did not stimulate the immune system of Common carp.

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Khansari, A., Yavari, V., Alishahi, M. et al. Effects of Oliviera decumbens and Satureja khuzestanica extract on some immunological and haematological parameters of Cyprinus carpio . Comp Clin Pathol 22, 339–342 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00580-012-1412-y

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Keywords

  • Khozestanian Marze (Satureja khuzestanica)
  • Mountainous Lael (Oliviera decumbens)
  • Cyprinus carpio
  • Haematology parameters
  • Immunostimulant
  • Lysozyme