Organic Selenium (Sel-Plex) and its Impact on the Indices of Growth, Consumption and Meat Quality of Carp (Cyprinus Carpio), the Galitian Variety

Alina Rodica Ani, Aurel Şara, Aurelian Barbu, Mihai Benţea

Abstract


This study is focused on the impact of organic selenium (Se) (Sel-Plex) on the growth performance, consumption and quality of meat in the case of carp (Cyprinus carpio), Galitian variety. The experiment was conducted over two years and had the following structure: (1) growth stage juveniles (159 days, year 2008); the period of hibernation; and (2) the status of fish for consumption (200 days, year 2009). Fish growth was conducted at Mărtineşti fish farm, Romania. The total number of specimens was 200, organized in two equal groups: experimental group and control group. Average weight of individuals at the beginning of the experiment was 1.5 g/individual. Growth conditions were identical for the two groups, except food. The experimental group received 0.03 mg organic Se/kg food. At the end of the experiment the individual average weight of the experimental group was 1191±014.21g/individual, with a food conversion rate of 1.79:1:1 kg foodd/kg body weight; compared to the control group with a mean weight of 908.67±17.78g/individual and a food conversion rate of 1.88:1 kg foodd/kg body weight. Regarding these indices significant differences resulted between two groups when analyzing experiment results; while, regarding meat quality in terms of protein content, dry matter, water and fat there were no significant differences between the two groups. Analysis was done using ANOVA program.

Keywords


carp Galitian variety; consumption; growth; organic Se; meat quality

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