Probiotics in Aquaculture
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC), National Research Council (CNR), Section of Messina, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Monique Mancuso
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC)
National Research Council (CNR), Section of Messina
Spianata S. Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 17, 2013; Accepted Date: November 18, 2013; Published Date: November 22, 2013
Citation: Mancuso M (2013) Probiotics in Aquaculture. J Fisheries Livest Prod 2:e107. doi:10.4172/2332-2608.1000e107
Copyright: © 2013 Mancuso M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
During last years the aquaculture production is growing thanks to its intensification (i.e.: growth promoters, use of antibiotics, and several other additives); obviously these practices create stressful conditions that cause problems related to diseases and deterioration of environmental conditions often occur and result in serious economic losses. The control of diseases using antibiotics has been questioned by acquisition of antibiotic resistance with a massive diffusion in the environment; so the use of probiotics (environmentally friendly) is an interesting alternative. Probiotics are used for: alternative measures to control the fish diseases, to promote health and finally formulate balanced diets for a better growth.