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HERBAL FEED SUPPLEMENTS AS DRUGS AND GROWTH PROMOTER TO FISHES

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Author(s): Madhuri S. | Y.P. Sahni | Govind Pandey

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 3;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 30;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Fish | growth promoter | herbs/herbal drugs | herbal feed supplements.

ABSTRACT
The herbs/herbal drugs can act against several diseases and are also growth promoters, stress resistance boosters and preventatives of infections. Research has been initiated to evaluate the feasibility of herbal drugs in fish diseases. Use of herbs as drugs in disease management is gaining success, because herbal drugs are cost effective, eco-friendly and have minimal side effects. Many studies have proved that herbal additives enhanced the growth of fishes and protected them from diseases. The inclusion of herbal feed supplements often provides cooperative action to various physiological functions. Vitamins C and E as herbal drugs or feed have beneficial role in fish nutrition, reproduction, growth and related indices. In deed, the herbs/herbal drugs overcome all these problems and keep the fish healthy by acting as growth promoters and treating the diseases as well. Hence, this present article elucidates the importance and benefits of herbal drugs as aqua feed supplements, which act as growth promoters as well as cure various diseases of fishes and other aquatic animals.
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