Probiotics for shrimp larviculture: review of field data from Asia and Latin America

Decamp, Olivier, Moriarty, David J. W. and Lavens, Patrick (2008). Probiotics for shrimp larviculture: review of field data from Asia and Latin America. In: 4th Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium (LARVI’05), Ghent, Belgium, (334-338). 5-8 September 2005. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2007.01664.x

Author Decamp, Olivier
Moriarty, David J. W.
Lavens, Patrick
Title of paper Probiotics for shrimp larviculture: review of field data from Asia and Latin America
Conference name 4th Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium (LARVI’05)
Conference location Ghent, Belgium
Conference dates 5-8 September 2005
Journal name Aquaculture Research   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2007.01664.x
Open Access Status
ISSN 1355-557X
Volume 39
Issue 4
Start page 334
End page 338
Total pages 5
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Disease problems have emerged as major constraints in aquaculture production. The prophylactic application of antibiotics is expensive and detrimental, i.e. selection of bacteria that are drug-resistant or more virulent and the prevalence of drug residues in reared animals. Probiotics, which compete with bacterial pathogens for nutrients and/or inhibit the growth of pathogens, could be a valid alternative to the prophylactic application of chemicals. A mixture of specific Bacillus strains was designed following a research programme on the ability of numerous Bacillus strains to inhibit a range of pathogenic Vibrio strains, to grow under conditions prevailing in shrimp hatcheries and to degrade waste products. These strains were then included in bioassays and challenge tests in order to confirm the lack of toxin production and pathogenicity to humans, target organisms and the environment. Here, we report on the performance of a commercially available mixture of Bacillus strains (SANOLIFE® MIC), using data from Asian and Latin-American hatcheries, with Penaeus monodon (Fabricius 1798) and Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone 1931). These results show that probiotics may be a suitable alternative to the prophylactic use of antibiotics. Obviously, minimizing the risk of vibriosis demands a multi-disciplinary approach, including good hygiene and sanitation measures to reduce the input of potential pathogens, as well as a suitable farm management. 
Subjects 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Keyword Bacillus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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