For over a decade, BIOMIN has built up a team of aquaculture experts covering a wide range of disciplines from nutrition to health and immunology. BIOMIN aquaculture experts have practical experience in a range of species, from warm-water fish and shrimp to cold-water fish. This multi-disciplinary team is part of a team working towards continuous innovation in animal nutrition at BIOMIN, bringing products and solutions that address pressing needs in aquaculture while preparing the industry to face the challenges of tomorrow.
In aquaculture production, mycotoxins, among other factors, will affect growth performance, feed efficiency and disease resistance, with obvious economic losses for producers.
Aquaculture production faces the challenge of having to achieve higher levels of productivity while delivering high-quality products that meet world demands. The transformation of feed into biomass gain is a process that starts in the digestive system of the animal. As such, the health status of the animal and its digestive functionality correlate directly with farm profits.
In the context of limited feed raw materials and high prices, it is important to optimize feed conversion ratios to achieve more efficient production. Maintaining a well-functioning digestive system is essential for the well-being and top performance of fish and shrimp.
Good pond management is a key aspect of profitable production. Each water quality parameter can directly affect animal health. Exposing shrimp and fish to inappropriate levels of dissolved oxygen, ammonia, nitrite or hydrogen sulfide can lead to stress and diseases.
Immune modulators such as yeast derivatives have been recognized as promising supplements that potentially aid disease prevention in farmed aquatic species. These substances increase disease resistance by regulating the host defense mechanism against opportunistic pathogens present in the surrounding environment.