Shrimp farmers are faced with continuous challenges on multiple fronts. The entire production cycle is challenged from the hatcheries through the lifecycle of farmed shrimps.
The risks are extremely high as are the rewards, however as hatcheries and commercial shrimp/fish farms have found one bountiful harvest can be followed by a total disaster and ensuring a cycle where risks are minimized and rewards sustainable has been the focus of AMSARVEDA’s aqua research program.
Antibiotics have traditionally been used to treat microbial infections in aquaculture around the world. However, the over use and abuse of antibiotics has caused unwanted adverse effects such as the accumulation of antibiotics in the tissues of animals, immune suppression, development of bacteria resistant to antibiotics and destruction of environmental microbial flora which has impacted the entire food chain right up to human consumers that enjoy the gift of sea food unaware of the highly dangerous substances that are being ingested. Since 1963 AMSARVEDA has focussed on 100% natural therapies for man and animals. For over 57 years Amsar has been the first-choice supplier of Quality Herbal extracts to the Indian Ayurvedic industry. In 1998 Amsarveda launched its first line of Branded products that emerged out of 3 decades of research experience. From 2003 onwards the research program was extended to animal/aquaculture.
Our focus has been on sustainable, natural solutions that do not cause drug resistance as with synthetic compounds, nor cause ecological damage, nor effect the hatchery/farms workers who are exposed to massive doses of antibiotics putting their own lives at risk. The final and obvious risk is to consumers who unwittingly consume antibiotic reared animals/aqua products.
Nature provides bacteria that are beneficial for the culture while some are opportunistic. The balance between these pathogens is crucial in shrimp production, especially to avoid growth reduction and high mortalities. Despite amount of antibiotics and pro/prebiotics used, farmers are always exposed to the presence of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease/early mortality syndrome (AHPND/EMS), white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) and white faeces disease (WFS) disease. This growing incidence of disease is directly related to the increase in the use of antibiotics as pathogens develop drug resistance.
Safe and effective phytotherapies provides efficient solutions to cultured animals helping them fight parasites, bacteria and/ or fungal pathogens by developing an efficient immune response. Preventive strategies together with immunological support are vital for better profitability and sustainable farm production. The continuous inclusion of phytobiotics in the feed produces healthier animals, with better immune system and growth performance.
- Hepato-pancreatic stimulant:
o Due of its antioxidant property, anti hepatoxic activity, anti-viral activity LIVACT D
120 improves the functional efficiency of the liver and pancreas and promotes
o Due to improved liver function shrimp consume feed more efficiently converting
more of the feed into weight giving a more robust harvest.
- Improves feed conversion ratio (FCR):
o LIVACT D 120 ensures that aquatic species consume the optimal amount of
feed and promotes digestion improving the feed to weight ratio.
o The product enhances molting (shedding) efficiency and prevents loose shell
and soft shell in shrimp. This leads to uniform and faster growth.
- Binding agent:
o LIVACT D 120 is an excellent natural binding agent that is water stable which promotes better utilization and coverage. Further due to the complex matrix of ingredients the LIVACT D 120 helps uniform delivery of the medicine and uptake in the aquatic species.
o It binds all powder formulations (medicines, nutrients and vitamins) along
with the feed.
o The product has an additional benefit of detoxifying water in ponds.
LIVACT D 120: NATURES HEPATIC PROTECTOR, STIMULANT, PANCREATIC PROTECTOR AND STIMULANT.
Hepatoprotective: LIVACT D 120 has been extensively studied in real time and shows significant hepatic protection and stimulation giving farmers a healthier, heavier crop. It also improves functional efficiency of the liver by improving the overall metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Enhances calcium absorption: LIVACT D 120 promotes better calcium absorption in the body. it also promotes molting and helps the aquatic species to grow faster with less stress.
- Reduces shell breakage.
- Promotes molting.
- Reduces stress.
- Improves feed conversion ratio.
- Protects against White Gut Syndrome.
- Reducing pathogenicity and bacterial virulence due to Quorum Sensing Inhibition activity.
- Immune and anti-inflammatory activity modulation.
- Promotes hepatopancreatic activity.
- Increases body weight.