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Vet Microbiol. 2006 May 31;114(3-4):173-86. Epub 2006 Feb 21.

The role of probiotics in aquaculture.

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Laboratory of Fish Pathology, University of Zaragoza, c/. Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain. balcazar@unizar.es

Abstract

The increase of productivity in aquaculture has been accompanied by ecological impacts including emergence of a large variety of pathogens and bacterial resistance. These impacts are in part due to the indiscriminate use of chemotherapeutic agents as a result of management practices in production cycles. This review provides a summary of the use of probiotics for prevention of bacterial diseases in aquaculture, with a critical evaluation of results obtained to date.

PMID:
16490324
DOI:
10.1016/j.vetmic.2006.01.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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