Elvis M. Chikwati

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Progression of soybean meal (SBM)-induced enteropathy in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) distal intestine (DI) was studied to investigate pathophysiological mechanisms and immune responses. Seawater-adapted salmon were fed an extracted SBM-containing diet (200 g kg(-1)) from day 1-21 and compared with fish fed a fishmeal-based diet (day 0). Histological(More)
The effects of combining soyasaponins with plant ingredients on intestinal function and fish health were investigated in an 80 d study with Atlantic salmon (270 g) distributed thirty each into twenty-four tanks with seawater. Soyasaponins were supplemented (2 g/kg) to diets with maize gluten (MG), pea protein concentrate (PPC) and sunflower (SFM), rapeseed(More)
A 28-day feeding trial was carried out to characterise intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) turnover in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) post-smolts in seawater. Four groups of fish raised at two temperatures of 8°C or 12°C and fed two different diets were investigated. The diets included a reference maize gluten and fishmeal-based diet (FM) and an experimental(More)
In Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.), and also in other fish species, certain plant protein ingredients can increase fecal water content creating a diarrhea-like condition which may impair gut function and reduce fish growth. The present study aimed to strengthen understanding of the underlying mechanisms by observing effects of various alternative plant(More)
Antinutritional factors (ANFs) can disrupt digestive and other intestinal functions. ANFs in soybean meal (SBM) are implicated in proliferative and inflammatory responses in the intestine of various (functionally) monogastric animals, including Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). The goal of the current study was to investigate the effect of ex vivo exposure(More)
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