Madsen, Lone; Ingerslev, Hans-Christian; Boye, Mette and Dalsgaard, Inger (2012) Influence of organic diets and probiotics on an experimental Flavobacterium psychrophilum infection in rainbow trout fry. In: Program and abstracts for the conference Flavobacterium 2012, p. 88.
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The aim of the Danish project OPTIFISH is to optimize growth and survival for organic cultured rainbow trout, the dominant fish species produced in Denmark. Currently there is no production of organic fry, as the classification organic only can be given to fish that have not been treated with antibiotics more than twice in a lifetime. This is hard to achieve as recurrent disease outbreaks, especially with the bacterium Flavobacterium psychrophilum, are seen during the fry stage. A further challenge is that diets with high plant contents cause enteritis and injury to the intestine, which in the end will affect the overall health status of the fish and result in a higher risk of disease following exposure to pathogenic microorganisms. OPTIFISH investigates how organic vs. non-organic diet types as well as diets with or without probiotics (lactic acid bacteria) affects the intestine, the intestinal microbiota and survival rates of rainbow trout following exposure to pathogens. An experimental bath model with F. psychrophilum was used for infecting subgroups of rainbow trout, approximately 1 g, raised on different diet types from first-feeding. Samples were taken before as well as after exposure to the pathogen from different groups and analysed by traditional bacteriology and molecular methods, e.g. next generation sequencing. Results of the analyses will be presented and discussed.
(abstract from the conference Flavobacterium 2012)
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Subjects:|| Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth|
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
|Research affiliation:||Denmark > Organic RDD > OPTIFISH|
|Deposited By:||Madsen, Lone|
|Deposited On:||26 Nov 2012 09:40|
|Last Modified:||26 Nov 2012 09:40|
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