Fish nutrition and feeding
Biomarkers and bioassays
The goals of this project were to identify and evaluate substances of natural origin with therapeutic and preventive characteristics having the potential to be eventually new tools for the farmer to combat fish losses with pathological aetiology. It was important to include agents with strong antiparasitic and immuno-stimulating capabilities which could be given through the feed. Other substances with sole immuno-stimulating capabilities were evaluated as preventive measures against bacterial and parasitic infections.