What is Aqua plus®?
Aqua plus ® is a blend of beneficial bacteria ( probiotics) specially directed to combat viral and bacteria infection at the gastro-intestinal level. The probiotics in Aqua plus have demonstrated efficacy in helping the animal meet the challenges against acute entero-bateria and virus, including avian influenza virus, on fish and shrimps.
Scientific Background and Mode of Action
Recent report on scientific studies from Korea where viral avian influenza infected birds were fed fermented cabbage, showed 80% recuperation of the afflicted birds. It is believed that the lactobacillus in the fermented cabbage were effective in stimulating the animals immune system to stop the infection. Other university studies have demonstrated similar efficacy against viral avian influenza by the stimulation of the animal immune system ( International Journal of Poultry Science 4 (10): 777-780.2005 , ISSN 1682-8356- Asian network of Scientific Information).
In addition, there is good reason to believe that the lactic acid produced by these probiotics in the fish and shirmp gut reacts with the virus protein coating and with the in virus internal components, interfering with the virus ability to replicate. This, coupled by the animal’s immune system activation , results in the eventual elimination of the viral infection.
Mode of application
Aqua plus ® is administered via the feed. It can be pelletized at normal standard pelleting conditions . The loss due to pelleting is approximately 30 %. However, the probiotics will quickly reproduce in the animal gut with practically neglible loss. Aqua plus ® is applied as a preventive treatment.
Composition of active ingredients
Lactobacillus acidophilus: 90,000,000,000 CFU / KG
bifedobateruim longhum: 90,000,000,000 CFU / KG
bifedobacterium thermophilum: 90,000,000,000 CFU / KG
Streptococcus faecium: 90,000,000,000 CFU / KG
Lactobacillus plantarium: 400,000,000,000 CFU / KG
Rate of inclusion
In shrimp and fish feeds:
- 500 grams per MT of feed from day 7th to day 17th ut to 100,000 animals and 1 kg /MT of feed for every 200,000 animals.
20 kg poly-bags in carton boxes.
Micro-encapsulation and manufacturing method
The probiotics in Aqua plus ® are micro-encapsulated and said encapsulation responds to intestinal tract temperature , allowing their liberation in the intended zones of activity and proliferation. Aqua plus is a product manufactured under the NON-GMO method.
All ingredients in Aqua plus ® are approved by FDA through AAFCO (American Association of Feed Control Officials)
Manufacturer: AGRANCO CORP.(USA) Coral Gables, Fl. USA