Large scale shrimp trials with new feed additive

11-01-2007 | |
Large scale shrimp trials with new feed additive

The government of Vietnam has approved large-scale trials of the immuno-stimulant Shrimp IMS, a new feed additive for shrimps to protect against a range of diseases.

Shrimp IMS is a protein-based therapeutic feed additive that stimulates the
natural immune system of shrimp resulting in significantly enhanced disease
resistance. Several years of laboratory evaluations and controlled disease
challenges followed by field trials in Thailand, Belize, Ecuador and Mexico
demonstrated consistent improvements in survival (+30%) of farmed shrimp treated
with the product. Now, also large trials in Vietnam will be carried
out.

Shrimp IMS was authorized late last year by Vietnam’s National
Aquaculture and Fisheries Quality Assurance Veterinary Directorate (NAFIQAVAD).
This new additive is an addition to the contract awarded to the producer of the
additive Aqua Bounty
Technologies
earlier in 2006 to supply shrimp disease diagnostic kits to
government laboratories nationwide. Trails in Vietnam will start
soon.

Correspondents



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