Scientists at the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, found positive benefits of using probiotics in shrimp production. The research has 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 per cent. As a result, final shrimp yield of the farm is increased.
According to the scientists probiotic improved digestive functions and the gut-associated bacteria populations of the shrimps. It is said that the use of Bactocell benefits the shrimps growth performace and resistance against vibriosis. Research team will observed the overall gut microbial content when the shrimps received Bactocell continuously with their diet. It appeared reduced, with particular reductions to the number of vibrios.
It is fact that vibriosis are one of the main causes of dramatic losses for major shrimp producing countries. It is found that the shrimps which received Bactocell survived better to summer syndrome than those on the control diet. The study also showed Bactocell improved the shrimps’ nutrient storage process within their digestive gland. Now the shrimp farmers planning to use probiotic to improve the shrimp farming and to increase the production.