Utilisation of acidifiers in tilapia nutrition and feeding
Routine use of antibiotics as growth promoters is a matter of debate in the animal feeding industry. The public opinion and regulating authorities in most export countries are focusing now on the misuse of antibiotics in aquaculture and public attention has shifted towards production methods. Therefore, alternatives of AGP are being sought worldwide in a variety of forms.
Acidifiers consisted of organic acids and their salts present a promising alternative which have received much attention as potential replacement to improve the performance and health of treated animals. The beneficial effects of acid preserved products caught the attention of the scientific community which prompted the investigation of the effects of these short-chain acids when applied directly to fish feed.
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