Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology: A Teaching Manual
Athithan, S.; Felix, N. & Venkatasamy, N.
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Book ID : 39666
ISBN-10 : 81-7035-781-0 / 8170357810
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7035-781-0 / 9788170357810
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Edition : (Reprint)
Language : English
285p., Col. Plts., Figs., Tables, Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Types of feeds used in aquaculture. 3. Physiology of digestion and metabolism in fishes. 4. Food and feeding habits of fish. 5. Nutritional requirements of cultivable fin and shellfishes-proteins. 6. Nutritional requirements of cultivable fin and shellfishes-fats (lipids). 7. Nutritional requirements of cultivable fin and shellfishes Carbohydrates (CHO). 8. Nutritional requirements of cultivable fin and shellfishes Vitamins and minerals. 9. Nutritional bioenergetics of fish. 10. Aqua feed formulation and management. 11. Micro particulate feeds. 12. Feed ingredients. 13. Feed additives. 14. Physical evaluation of feeds and feed ingredients. 15. Chemical evaluation of feeds and feed ingredients. 16. Biological evaluation of feeds and feed ingredients. 17. Microbiological evaluation of feeds and feed ingredients. 18. Feeding strategies. 19. Aqua feed processing. 20. Anti-nutritional factors or ant metabolites and toxic factors. 21. Nutritional diseases in fishes. 22. Probiotics and their uses in aqua feeds. 23. Economics aspects of aqua feed usage. 24. Aquaculture feed management.
Aquaculture-culture of aquatic organisms including aquatic vegetations under controlled conditions which are now recognized as a viable and profitable farming or enterprise worldwide. As aquaculture technology has evolved, the push toward higher yields and faster growth has involved the enhancement or replacement of natural foods with prepared diets. In Many aquaculture operations today, feed accounts for more than a half of the variable operating cost. Therefore knowledge of fish nutrition and practical feeding of fish is essential for successful aquaculture. This teaching manual aims for a better understanding of fish nutrition and feed technology. There are six major areas of interest in which 25 chapters are included. This teaching manual is a guide for anyone interested in fish nutrition and feed technology areas and student communities in particular.