Researchers recently identified the causative agent behind a mysterious disease that has been decimating shrimp farms in Asia over the past two years. Infected shrimp ponds experienced extremely high levels of mortality early in the growing cycle — as high as 100% death rates in some cases. FAO is urgently engaging with partners to organise a concerted, inter-regional effort to implement appropriate countermeasures. One solution seems to be found.
Livestock and poultry producers worldwide are aiming to meet a growing animal protein demand. Themes like sustainability, animal health, welfare, profitability and proper feeding are interrelated, explains Prof Dr Leo den Hartog at Wageningen University.
Having been originally developed in Germany as a feed additive for the improvement of health and performance of livestock animals, has now been granted registration in China.
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