Week 5 Sub-group Control MOS
Lepeophtheirus salmonis Fertile females 3.50 ± 3.70 0.50 ± 0.58
Pre-adult & males 14.25 ± 17.48 1.75 ± 2.36
Larvae 5.00 ± 6.22 0.75 ± 0.50
Caligus elongates(total) 12.00 ± 3.77 15.00 ± 3.74
Sum of lice per fish 34.75 ± 17.23 18.00 ± 2.45
Number of infected fish 22.75 ± 5.91 13.00 ± 0.82 *
Week 7 Sub-group Control MOS
Lepeophtheirus salmonis Fertile females 1.00 ± 0.82 0.50 ± 0.58
Pre-adult & males 30.75 ± 16.56 22.00 ± 5.94
Larvae 15.00 ± 10.65 9.25 ± 3.20
Caligus elongates(total) 12.50 ± 5.20 8.75 ± 3.59
Sum of lice per fish 59.25 ± 17.50 40.50 ± 5.92 *
Number of infected fish 29.75 ± 4.19 23.00 ± 1.83 *
*Indicates statistical significant difference between control and MOS fed groups (P< 0.05)
Table 6: Effect of dietary supplementation of MOS on sea lice infection.
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