Probiotic can reduce vibriosis in shrimps
Lallemand and IFREMER (the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the
Sea) have teamed up in a research on the benefits and possible modes of action
of probiotic Bactocell® in Summer Syndrome prevention in New Caledonian shrimp
farms. The results have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Aquaculture.
Thanks to an original experimental system, the joint research program
conducted by Mathieu Castex in Nouméa, New Caledonia (South Pacific),
demonstrated that the administration of Bactocell® (Pediococcus acidilactici
MA 18/5 M) in the feed of marine shrimps (Litopenaeus stylirostris)
in farms usually affected by summer syndrome, could reduce vibriosis-associated
mortality by up to 15%.
result, final shrimp yield of the farm is increased. Moreover, Bactocell® modes
of action in shrimp were scrutinized and positive effects were highlighted on
both digestive functions and gut-associated bacteria populations of the shrimps.
These results strengthen previous experimental and field data obtained with
Bactocell® in various shrimp species under different farming conditions, showing
how this particular probiotic bacteria proves to be an effective solution to
support sustainable shrimp farming.
is one of the main causes of dramatic losses for major shrimp producing
countries. In New Caledonia, where shrimp farming represents a substantial
source of revenue, Litopenaeus stylirostris shrimp species is affected by
two major vibriosis depending on the season, the summer and winter syndromes.
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