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

Gonçalo A. Santos

Health & Welfare

Beneficial microbes and pathogen control

A range of alternative products is available to improve animal health and water quality, and control pathogen loads. Beneficial microbes produce antimicrobial compounds and suppress pathogen proliferation. 

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Health & Welfare

Do probiotics work in aquaculture?

Probiotics administered in feeds provide competitive exclusion of pathogenic bacteria, create conditions unfavorable for pathogens and modulate intestinal immune responses.