Judicious use of phosphorous key to farmed fish health

P. Eckhard Witten, Ph.D. Matthew A.G. Owen, Ph.D.

A new direction in our understanding of the cause of deformities Figure 2. Histological analysis of the spine from Atlantic salmon that received a deficient diet for 10-weeks. Mineralized bone stains black, the new, non-mineralized bone stains red. Bone growth continues only new bone is not mineralized. Dietary phosphorus is essential for growth and healthy…

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  • P. Eckhard Witten, Ph.D.

    P. Eckhard Witten, Ph.D.

    Ghent University
    Department of Biology
    Ledeganckstraat 35, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium


  • Matthew A.G. Owen, Ph.D.

    Matthew A.G. Owen, Ph.D.

    Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre
    PO Box 48, N-4001 Stavanger, Norway