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● What are fish feed additives and why are they used?
Fish feed additives refer to various chemical or natural substances added to fish feed to enhance their nutritional value, promote growth, improve health, and increase the efficiency and sustainability of feed. Fish feed additives include but are not limited to vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antibiotics, enzymes, fish oil, and plant extracts.
The use of fish feed additives serves several main purposes:
- Promote growth and development: Fish feed additives contain rich nutrients that help fish better absorb the nutrients in feed, thereby promoting growth and development.
- Improve feed quality: Adding enzymes and amino acids and other feed additives can increase the digestion and absorption rate of feed, reduce waste in feed, and improve feed efficiency and sustainability.
- Prevent diseases: VAP non-antibiotic additives can assist the immune system in producing targeted immune responses, effectively preventing the spread of viruses in populations, and thus reducing the incidence of disease and mortality in fish.
In summary, choosing appropriate fish feed additives can provide necessary nutrition for the growth and health of fish, thereby improving fish productivity and economic benefits.
● What are the most common fish feed additives and what do they do?
The most common fish feed additives include:
- Vitamins: Adding vitamins can promote growth and development, enhance immunity, prevent diseases, and increase the nutritional value of fish.
- Minerals: Adding minerals can supplement the elements that fish lack, promote growth and development, and enhance immunity.
- Amino acids: Adding amino acids can improve the absorption and utilization of protein in fish, reduce waste in feed, and promote growth and development.
- Enzymes: Adding enzymes can improve the digestion and absorption rate of feed, reduce waste in feed, and improve feed efficiency and sustainability.
- Antibiotics and antimicrobials: Adding antibiotics and antimicrobials can prevent fish diseases and infections, thereby improving fish productivity and economic benefits.
- Fish oil: Adding fish oil can increase the antioxidant capacity and immunity of fish, and increase the nutritional value and flavor of fish.
- VAP Non-Antibiotic Additives: Apart from the aforementioned types of additives, viral diseases remain the major concern for aquaculture farmers. VAP non-antibiotic additives can assist the immune system in generating targeted immune responses, effectively preventing the spread of viral infections within the population. This can reduce the incidence of diseases and mortality rates in fish and promote growth and flesh replacement rates, thereby enhancing the overall efficiency of the aquaculture farm.
In summary, fish feed additives can increase the nutritional value of fish, promote growth and development, enhance immunity, prevent diseases, reduce waste in feed, improve feed efficiency and sustainability, thereby improving fish productivity and economic benefits.
● Are fish feed additives safe for the fish and the environment?
Senmu ImmuniVAP fish feed additive is a naturally decomposable small molecule protein, no drugs, heavy metals, and other harmful substances, so it will not cause harm or impact to the human body and the environment and can be used with peace of mind. In addition, while reducing the waste of packaging materials, Senmu also improves production efficiency as much as possible and can reduce energy consumption by adopting efficient production technology and optimizing the production process.
● What are the benefits of using feed additives in fish farming?
- Improved Nutritional Value: Adding fish feed additives can enhance the nutritional value of fish feed. For example, adding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids can increase the essential nutrients required for fish growth and development.
- Promoting Growth and Development: Immuni VAP fish feed additives can promote the growth and development of fish, thereby increasing fish yield.
- Maintain immune function: Immuni VAP fish feed additives can maintain normal immune function in fish and quickly activate immune responses when encountering pathogens, reducing the chances of infection and disease in fish. Immuni VAP fish feed additives can also repair mucosal cells, reduce inflammatory responses, and lower disease incidence and mortality rates.
- Reducing aquaculture costs: Immuni VAP fish feed additives can improve aquaculture efficiency and reduce production costs.
- Environmental Protection: Adding Immuni VAP fish feed additive is a natural, biodegradable small-molecule protein that does not contain harmful substances such as drugs and heavy metals, which can reduce the possibility of environmental pollution.
● How do you choose the right fish feed additive for your farm?
Senmu ImmuniVAP fish feed additive is a natural biological growth, non-resistant, immune system maintenance product. It is a feed supplement for the immune system without any side effects on fish. As viral diseases are currently widespread, both land and aquatic animals are affected by them, and fish farmers have difficulty in controlling or preventing them. Due to the fact that the health of fish and shrimp cannot be observed, the experience of farmers is extremely crucial. Senmu also conducts on-site assessments for farmers on this issue, including the growth stages, food habits, nutritional requirements and current disease problems of fish, and provides farmers with the appropriate ImmuniVAP fish feed additives usage and dosages to solve their immediate problems step by step.
● What is the role of antioxidants in fish feed additives?
The function of antioxidants in fish feed additives is to protect fish from oxidative damage. When fish metabolism produces free radicals, if they are not cleared in time, it can lead to cell damage and weakened immunity, which can ultimately lead to disease. Antioxidants can capture and clear free radicals, thereby slowing down the progress of oxidation reactions, protecting the integrity and function of fish cells, enhancing immunity, and reducing the probability of disease occurrence. Common antioxidants used in fish feed additives include vitamins E and C, polyphenols, and others. Senmu ImmuniVAP fish feed additive can assist the immune system to lock the virus early when a small amount of virus infection occurs, so it can reduce the impact of the virus on the immune system, and it can also quickly repair mucosal cells, reduce cell damage, reduce the chance of aging and cell cancer.
● What is the role of vitamins and minerals in fish feed additives?
Vitamins are essential nutrients for maintaining normal growth and physiological functions in fish, many of which cannot be synthesized and must be obtained from daily feed. Vitamins have a certain impact on both humoral immune responses and non-specific cell-mediated immune responses in fish, and therefore, adding vitamins to fish feed can regulate and maintain many physiological processes in fish, including metabolism, nervous system function, and immune system function. Minerals are inorganic substances that are important for fish disease resistance and immune response, and their inclusion in feed is crucial for bone formation, muscle movement, and cellular function maintenance. Therefore, the appropriate addition of vitamins and minerals can enhance fish’s immune function, promote growth, and strengthen fish resistance, thereby reducing the incidence of disease and mortality rate. Senmu ImmuniVAP fish feed additive is a critical nutrient for maintaining normal immune system function, and both vitamins and ImmuniVAP are indispensable nutrients for aquatic animals.
● What is the impact of feed additives on the taste and nutritional value of fish?
Immuni VAP fish feed additive has the sweet taste and special protein flavor that fish like, which can improve the appetite of the feed, promote the growth of fish, make it easier for fish to accept feed, and identify this brand, thereby improving the health status and production efficiency of fish.
● How often should fish feed additives be added to the feed?
Once a week during the breeding period, it will reduce the chance of disease outbreaks, increase the stability of the breeding rate, promote growth, increase nutrient utilisation, increase breeding efficiency and also achieve herd immunity. If the ImmuniVAP fish feed additive is used during an disease outbreak, it must be used at a high frequency, and the fish feed additive must be used daily until the condition has stabilised before making a judgement on whether to increase or decrease the dosage with Senmu’s staff.
It is also important to note that fish farmers should monitor the growth of their fish on a daily basis and not wait until mortality continues to increase and the virus continues to spread before using it more frequently, as this will only increase treatment costs and losses.
● What are the regulations and standards for using fish feed additives?
The regulations and standards for the use of fish feed additives vary based on national and regional regulations, the following are some of the common regulations and standards for use:
- Labeling regulations: The packaging of fish feed additives must clearly indicate information such as the ingredients, usage, application methods, applicable fish species, and dosage of the additive.
- Maximum usage limit: Different fish feed additives have their own specific maximum usage limits, and they must be used strictly according to the dosage and must not be used excessively.
- Safety assessment: For some new fish feed additives, a safety assessment is required before use to ensure their safety for fish and humans.
- Common additives: Common fish feed additives include antibiotics, vitamins, proteins, lipids, amino acids, enzymes, and microorganisms. When using these additives, it is important to pay attention to their usage methods and dosage.
- International standards: There are some international standards and regulations concerning feed additives, such as the EU feed additives certification system and the US FDA’s GRAS certification system.
In short, when using fish feed additives, they should be used in strict accordance with the corresponding regulations and standards to ensure their safety and effectiveness for fish and humans.
● Where to buy fish feed additives in Asia?
In Asia, fish feed additives can be purchased in a number of locations, including agricultural input stores, feed processing plants, online stores, etc.
However, VAP non-antibiotic fish feed additives can only be ordered by Senmu Medical Insurance Co., Ltd. in Taiwan, if you are willing to cooperate or interested in purchasing, you can contact us.
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