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Friday, August 28, 2015
Peter Coutteau, PhD, Manager Business Unit Aquaculture, Nutriad - Belgium
Bacterial and viral infections have caused disastrous collapses of the shrimp farming industry. Import regulations, consumer demands and sustainable management strategies restrict the number of drugs available to treat pathogens. Vaccines are ineffective in crustaceans, which lack a specific immune system similar to that of vertebrates. Shrimp producers must consider genetics, seed stock quality, husbandry procedures and healthy nutrition as the major tools to control disease.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Novus International
The element is essential to a functional immune system and optimal health. Adding supplemental copper to nursery pig rations can improve daily gain and feed conversion ratios. More importantly, choosing the right type of copper is necessary in order to increase its availability in the digestive tract, minimise excess excretion into the environment and maximise return for every feed dollar.
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