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Research Project: Developing Nutritional, Genetic, and Management Strategies to Enhance Warmwater Finfish Production

Location: Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Cntr

Title: Dietary nutrients, additives, and fish health

item LEE, C - Oceanic Institute
item LIM, C - Retired ARS Employee
item GATLIN, D - Texas A&M University
item Webster, Carl

Submitted to: Complete Book
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2013
Publication Date: 7/17/2015
Citation: Lee, C., Lim, C.E., Gatlin, D.M., Webster, C.D. 2015. Dietary nutrients, additives, and fish health. Hobokon, NJ: Wiley Blackwell. p.1-355.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Disease outbreaks have become a major threat to the sustainability of the aquaculture industry, with antibiotics and chemicals historically used to treat animals ineffective or not allowed to be used today. In this book Dietary Nutrients, Additives, and Fish Health, the relationships between dietary nutrients, anti-nutritional factors, toxins, and non-nutrient dietary additives (e.g., probiotics, prebiotics, plant extracts, and organic acids and their salts) and fish performance, immune system function, and health are comprehensively reviewed. As feed costs represent the largest single item in operating expenses for an aquaculture enterprise, and with little effective medicines allowed to be utilized in treating diseases in cultured aquatic organisms, this book is a thorough synthesis of understanding the relationship between nutrition and disease. The book represents the state-of-the-art compendium of the published data on this relationship and identifies areas of future research.