Determination of Hematological Status as Health Indicator of European Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) Fed Different Dietary Fatty Acids

Aysel Şahan, Hatice Asuman Yılmaz, Orhan Tufan Erdoğan


In this study, the European Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) were fed rich canola oil which is containing monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) and rich cottonseed oil which is containing n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) and the effects of these feeds on some hematological parameters were investigated. Experimental fish were fed two times daily with 100% fish oil (FO-control), 100% cottonseed oil (CSO), 100% canola oil (CO) and 50% CSO - 50% CO (CSO50-CO50) for 162 days. End of the experiment, total erythrocyte (RBC) amount was highest in the CSO group 269.0 x (104 mm3 -1) compared to all other groups. Leukocyte (WBC) 96.280 x (103 mm3 -1), monocyte, lymphocyte and neutrophil amounts showed significant increases in only CSO group. Therefore, in terms of fish health and welfare, the exclusive use of cottonseed oil without mixing with the other vegetable oils in sea bass diet formulation can be a viable alternative to fish oil since it has the most suitable fatty acids.


Sea bass; Blood parameters; Canola oil; Cotton seed oil

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