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Empowering digestive performance of aquafeeds

Thursday, January 9, 2020

With over 100 aquacultured species, there is great variety in the digestive systems of these species. A good understanding of their specific digestive processes is therefore necessary to optimize digestion in these species. Gut health is constantly threatened by pathogenic microbiota, antinutrients from feed raw materials and water quality imbalance. The gut is not only the organ where the digestion and absorption of nutrients essential is to growth and health take place, it is also a critical organ in the immunity of fish and shrimp. Herbal additives and organic acids can be used to promote a sound gut health required for a proper digestion and absorption of nutrients, as well as better resistance to diseases, resulting in improved feed performance. Other digestive aids include enzymes which assist fish to digest and utilize indigestible nutrients but also overcome the negative effect that antinutrients can have on the digestive process. Emulsifiers are another useful tool to improve digestion, absorption and transport of lipids, but not just lipids. Aqua nutritionists have therefore a full array of additives to customize optimum nutrition in the most cost-efficient manner.

Martin Guerin, regional technical manager aquaculture APAC/ISIC at Adisseo, will talk about how to empower digestive performance of aquafeeds at the Aquafeed Horizons Asia Conference that will be held on March 24 alongside the VICTAM and Animal Health and Nutrition trade show in Bangkok, Thailand.

For more information and registration visit www.feedconferences.com.



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