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Inclusion of probiotics during the process of feed Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, GIFT strain

Grant number: 09/01530-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2009
Effective date (End): July 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Aquaculture
Principal Investigator:Elizabeth Romagosa
Grantee:Ivan Bernardoni Nakandakare
Host Institution: Instituto de Pesca. Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The culture of tilapia is one of agricultural activities that have been increasing in recent years, driven by their breeding and reproductive performance. Probiotics have been used as substitutes for antibiotics because they are natural and not harmful to the environment. Factors such as the type of probiotic, viability of the microorganisms when they are aggregated to feed, conditions of storage, management, and health can affect their effectiveness. The objective of this experiment is to evaluate the process of incorporation of the probiotic on two different types of diets (pelleted and extruded) in order to evaluate the efficiency of the product in a formulated diet. The probiotic used will be the PAS-TR ®, by IMEVE Biotechnology, consisting of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus toyoi and will be added to feed directly into the experimental process and later with the oil (soybean oil). Thus, ten juveniles of Nile tilapia, Gift strain, initially weighing approximately five grams, will be distributed in 25 aquariums and fed the experimental diets over a period of 63 days. Evaluated, survival rates (TS), weight gain (WG), daily food consumption (DAC), apparent feed conversion (CAA), specific growth rate (TCE) and liversomatic index (HSI). Also, the counting and quantification of the bacteria in the intestine and feed on fish, will be determined. The histology of the intestine, haematological parameters and water quality will be evaluated. Finally, it is expected to carry out a protocol for incorporation of probiotic in the diet. (AU)

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IVAN BERNARDONI NAKANDAKARE; MARINA KEIKO PIERONI IWASHITA; DANIELLE DE CARLA DIAS; LEONARDO TACHIBANA; MARIA JOSÉ TAVARES RANZANI-PAIVA; ELIZABETH ROMAGOSA. Desempenho produtivo e histomorfologia intestinal de juvenis de tilápia do Nilo alimentados com probióticos. Acta Sci., Anim. Sci., v. 35, n. 4, p. 365-370, . (09/01530-8)

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