Friday, June 19, 2015

19/06/2015: Alltech highlights latest research in farmed trout at World Aquaculture 2015
"The gut microbiome of farmed trout is far more complex than previous research has documented," said Philip Lyons at World Aquaculture 2015.

More than 2000 attendees came together to see nearly 400 scientific posters and hear some of the 600 presentations included in the program. Philip Lyons represented Alltech, the global leader in animal health and nutrition, with his talk, 'Exploring the rainbow trout microbiome.'

Mr Lyons is completing his doctoral project at Bridge of Allan, Stirling, United Kingdom, aiming to characterize the gut microbiome of farmed salmonids (rainbow trout), and analyze the effect of diet on its composition. The project is employing next generation sequencing technology to enhance understanding of the importance of the gut microflora in the health of farmed fish.

He shared some of his key findings, including how the intestinal lumen and mucosal communities are different in terms of community structure. Next generation sequencing can detect shifts in rare microbial communities according to diet.

Mr Lyons spoke about the impact of diet on the structure of the intestinal microbiome of farmed trout. In trials, trout fed All-G Rich™, microalgae from Alltech, had higher performance and condition factor as well as an increase in microbial diversity.

World Aquaculture attendees visited the Alltech booth, which focused on aquaculture for healthy people, planet and profits. Visitors took the opportunity to meet with the company’s experts to discuss the latest developments in aquatic nutrition and solutions to common production and health issues, including ways to improve FCR. Many were interested in Alltech’s innovative management programs, including mineral, feed efficiency and mycotoxin management.

Visit the Alltech site HERE.

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