News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Chik-Boon Koh

Health & Welfare

Organic acids in aquafeeds: A potential substitute for antibiotics

Prophylactic use of antibiotics in animal production is being banned or restricted by many countries. A potential substitute for antibiotic growth promoters in aquafeeds is organic acids, which are the focus of much research and commercial interest. 

Health & Welfare

Dietary organic acids used as growth promoters, anti-microbials

A feeding trial measured growth, nutrient utilization and faecal/gut bacterial counts in triplicate groups of red hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis sp.). Study results show that dietary organic acids can potentially replace OTC as a growth promoter and anti-microbial in tilapia feeds.