Organic acids and autolyzed yeast products can reduce the impact of pathogens like microorganisms, viruses, parasites and fungi, supporting performance and profitability.
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.
A study tested the effects of a commercial product that includes three organic acids incorporated into a commercial feed for Nile tilapia fingerlings.
Published information on the effects of including organic acids and their salts at low concentrations in aquafeeds varies according to fish species and age, as well as the types and levels of organic acids and salts used.