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Nutrient Delivery through Attractants: Implications for Nutritionists and Formulators

Suresh to give overview of the use of attractants in aquafeed formulation and issues that need to be addressed in evaluating and including sources of attractants in formulation.

December 8, 2005


Formulation of feeds for aquaculture species has a number of special considerations. Aquafeed formulators need to take into account the nutritional contribution of natural productivity of aquaculture systems, and the fact that nutrient losses occur before and during feed intake by aquatic animals. In other words, nutrient delivery rather than nutrient composition needs to be the principal focus of the aqua feed formulator.

From this perspective, approaches to minimize leaching losses from feed are expected to provide significant cost savings. Currently, there are two main approaches to minimize leaching losses. One is to improve the physical quality of the feed so it has minimal leaching loss in water. The other is to increase the rate of feed consumption so the feed has lower exposure to water during feeding. Attractants play a major in the latter approach.

In the Aquafeed technical workshop "Optimize for Profit", scheduled to take place in Bangkok, March 8, 2006, Dr. Victor Suresh will provide an overview of the use of attractants in aquafeed formulation and issues that need to be addressed in evaluating and including sources of attractants in formulation.

About the workshop
Taught by internationally recognized experts, this oneday technical workshop will focus on the practical issues faced by aquafeed manufacturers in Thailand and the Asia Pacific region and provide solutions that delegates can apply to their own commercial aquafeed production to improve efficiency and increase profitability.
Limited places are available and early booking is strongly advised.

Click here to download the PDF brochure with full details and registration form.

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