The industrial development of aquaculture industry is quite recent and fast. Consumption of fish in the world grows continuously every year. According to the FAO, it is expected to reach 21.5 kg by 2030. But don't worry, marine species are increasingly protected. According to the FAO, 78.7% already comes from biologically sustainable populations and this proportion is expected to continue increasing in the coming years.
The effort of the industry globally is paying off. This is good news for the environment as well as for us as consumers, since fish and fishery products are considered among the healthiest foods with the least impact on the environment.
Demand for higher production standards while aim to follow quality criteria after other production animals. Similarly to other animal protein production systems antibiotic resistance is a major threat to aquaculture and antibiotic usage is being phased out by many governments.
Implementing strategically chosen additives to improve gut health in aquafeed has shown to be able to:
- improve growth performance
- reduce intestinal inflammation
- improve feed efficiency
- increase feed intake
- improve nutrient digestibility
Butyric acid products and their gut health effects in aquaculture
One of the most promising alternatives that can help the transition to a no antibiotics system is butyric acid. Many trials have shown that butyric acid products support gut health in aquaculture and by extension support growth performance and animal well-being.
ProPhorce™ SR - unrivaled butyric acid power
ProPhorce™ SR is our butyric acid solution that uses the esterification technology for optimal efficiency. It consists of butyrins - glycerol esters of butyric acid, which are not coated, but in ester form. You get the same well documented effects as with coated butyric acid products but with more 'horse power' thanks to the esterifying technology. That means a lower dosage for the same results.