News last update:6 Aug 2012

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%.

Effective solution
As a 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.

About vibriosis
Vibriosis 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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