Elevated levels of dietary ascorbic acid increase immune responses in channel catfish.

@article{Li1985ElevatedLO,
  title={Elevated levels of dietary ascorbic acid increase immune responses in channel catfish.},
  author={Yong Li and Richard T. Lovell},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1985},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={123-31}
}
Channel catfish fingerlings were fed purified diets containing 0 to 3000 mg/kg of ascorbic acid until external signs of scurvy were seen in the fish fed the ascorbic acid-deficient diet. At this time, resistance to bacterial infection, antibody production, complement activity and phagocytic activity were assessed for fish from the various dietary treatments. Mortality rates of fish experimentally infected with Edwardsiella ictaluri, the bacterium causing enteric septicemia in channel catfish… CONTINUE READING
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