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Essential oils increase weight gain in channel catfish

Brian C. Peterson, Ph.D. Brian G. Bosworth, Ph.D. Monica L. Wood Menghe H. Li, Ph.D. Ruben Beltran, M.S.

Fillets tended to have more protein, less fat Research with domestic livestock that suggested essential oils can improve growth, feed efficiency and the ability to ward off diseases is carrying over to aquaculture species. Essential oils, also known as volatile oils, are highly scented compounds of fragrant grasses, trees and plants. The word “essential” suggests…

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  • Brian C. Peterson, Ph.D.

    Brian C. Peterson, Ph.D.

    Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Agricultural Research Service
    127 Experiment Station Road
    Stoneville, Mississippi 38776 USA

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  • Brian G. Bosworth, Ph.D.

    Brian G. Bosworth, Ph.D.

    Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Agricultural Research Service
    127 Experiment Station Road
    Stoneville, Mississippi 38776 USA

  • Monica L. Wood

    Monica L. Wood

    Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Agricultural Research Service
    127 Experiment Station Road
    Stoneville, Mississippi 38776 USA

  • Menghe H. Li, Ph.D.

    Menghe H. Li, Ph.D.

    Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Agricultural Research Service
    127 Experiment Station Road
    Stoneville, Mississippi 38776 USA

  • Ruben Beltran, M.S.

    Ruben Beltran, M.S.

    Biomin America, Inc.
    San Antonio, Texas, USA