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Research Project: Pathogen Characterization, Host Immune Response and Development of Strategies to Reduce Losses to Disease in Aquaculture

Location: Aquatic Animal Health Research

Title: Dietary Nutrients, Additives, and Fish Health

Author
item Lee, Cheng-sheng - Oceanic Institute
item Lim, Chhorn
item Gatlin, Delbert - Texas A&M University
item Webster, Carl

Submitted to: Complete Book
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/11/2014
Publication Date: 4/1/2015
Citation: Lee, C., Lim, C.E., Gatlin, D.M., Webster, C.D. 2015. Dietary Nutrients, Additives, and Fish Health. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 355.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Aquaculture will play a major role in global food security by 2050. Production of fish will need to double by 2050 to meet global demand for this important source of protein. Proper fish nutrition is essential for the overall health and well-being of fish. Sustainable and profitable production is also a result of properly formulated diets and feeding practices. The book entitled Dietary Nutrients, Additives and Fish Health is a comprehensive review of dietary nutrients, antinutritional factors and toxins, non-nutrient dietary additives, and their effects on fish performance, immune system function and overall health. This book contains 17 chapters authored by world renowned leaders in fish health, fish nutrition and aquaculture production. The book provides an up-to-date review of the current information related to the fish immune system and infectious diseases, proteins and amino acids, lipids and fatty acids, carbohydrates, beta glucans, vitamins, minerals, antinutrients, mycotoxins, nucleotides, prebiotics, probiotics, organic acids and their salts, and plant extracts and their impacts on fish health, growth and development. The book concludes with an updated chapter on feeding practices. Dietary Nutrients, Additives and Fish Health will be an invaluable resource to graduate students, researchers and professionals alike.