Phytogenics, which include a variety of herbs, spices and essential oils, can be applied through different strategies in aquaculture to improve feed efficiency, growth performance and disease resistance.
As examined in various studies, potassium diformate can improve the growth and health status of pangasius when the dietary acidifier is included in feed.
The pathogenicity of early mortality syndrome in shrimp is likely regulated by quorum sensing, which allows the Vibrio bacteria that colonize shrimp guts to coordinate the release of the toxin that damages shrimp digestive systems.
A study conducted to investigate the effects of encapsulated and non-encapsulated phytogenics derived from plants on the performance and antioxidant status of farmed rainbow trout.
Mycotoxins are naturally occurring, toxic chemical compounds produced by molds. When they infect aquaculture feeds and feed ingredients, mycotoxins can affect growth, reproduction and immunity in fish.
There is increasing evidence that natural feed additives can have beneficial effects on aquaculture animals by supporting well-balanced gut microflora and improving gut health.