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Progress in biomedication using live foods
Robles, R.; Sorgeloos, P.; Van Duffel, H.; Nelis, H.J. (1998). Progress in biomedication using live foods. J. Appl. Ichthyol. 14(3-4): 207-212
In: Journal of Applied Ichthyology = Zeitschrift für angewandte Ichthyologie. Blackwell: Berlin. ISSN 0175-8659; e-ISSN 1439-0426, more
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    VLIZ: Open Repository 315 [ OMA ]

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  • Robles, R.
  • Sorgeloos, P., more
  • Van Duffel, H.
  • Nelis, H.J.

    With the intensification of aquaculture production systems, mass mortality of fish and shellfish caused by bacterial infections is not unusual. Chemotherapy (treatment of infection with antimicrobial compounds) and immunoprophylaxis (vaccination and immunostimulation), are the common methods applied to treat bacterial infections. In search of an efficient and cost-effective delivery route for antimicrobial agents and/or immuno-prophylactics to treat fish and shrimp larvae, the use of live prey organisms bioencapsulated with drugs has been explored. This article provides an update on the use of the bioencapsulation technique in aquaculture.

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