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Acidifiers can be an efficient tool to achieve sustainable, economical, and safe fish and shrimp production

A broad range of organic acids, their salts or mixtures of those can improve growth, feed utilization and disease resistance in fish

October 23, 2008

Acidifiers can be an efficient tool to achieve sustainable, economical, and safe fish and shrimp production

A number of studies, covering cold-water as well as tropical species, indicate that a broad range of organic acids, their salts or mixtures of those can improve growth, feed utilization and disease resistance in fish, according to Christian Lückstädt, R&D Coordinator, ADDCON Nordic AS, Norway.

Though there are only a limited number of published studies on the use of acidifiers for growth promotion, feed efficiency as well as mineral absorption and disease prevention in aquaculture, results from those studies indicate promising potential and compel aquafeed manufacturers to consider using acidifiers in their diets. The use of acidifiers can be an efficient tool to achieve sustainable, economical, and safe fish and shrimp production Dr. Lückstädt concluded in his article Effects of dietary acidifiers in aquaculture – a review, in the October issue of Feed Technology Update.

Other articles in this issue are:
It’s all change at FTU!
FeedLink will be at the heart of a new integrated service that includes a regular newsletter, FTU and the very latest details on ingredients and equipment available on the market

DDGS—a nutritionist’s view
DDGS offers a relatively new source of protein, which can be interesting if included in pig diets. However, data from the USA cannot be used for Europe

Hermetic storage and high moisture corn
A highly sophisticated, low-tech, low-cost—and truly green solution
solves the issues of high-moisture corn storage

Asia’s young tiger starts to roar
Vietnam is the new hotspot for the animal and aquafeed industries

Preview: Vietstock 2008
A look at some of the feed related products on show at Vietnam's foremost industry event

New products and suppliers‘ news

Download the October issue of FTU from the archive page or directly here (PDF).

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