Feed additives in aquaculture2017-12-14

Researchers of Nutrigenomics and Pathology Groups of Institute of Aquaculture Torre de la Sal, in collaboration with the companies NOREL and EVONIK, evaluated the potential benefits of two commercially available feed additives, one based on medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) from coconut oil and another a Bacillus-based probiotic (B. amyloliquefaciens CECT 5940), in gilthead sea bream, a marine farmed fish of high value for the Mediterranean aquaculture.

This study showed differential beneficial effects induced by these dietary supplements: MCFAs exhibited a great growth-promoting action while the Bacillus-based probiotic revealed promising effects on immune maintenance and disease resistance in a farmed fish.

The results have been published in the Open-access Journal PeerJ (enlace).