Gut heath status for farmed salmon

The FHF project “Gut Matters” started in 2018 to identify and find remedies for damage to the salmon’s intestinal function that may be caused by new plant ingredients in the feed. A survey on intestinal tissue injuries was completed in 2018 and showed minor to moderate inflammatory changes, especially as the fish approached harvest size. Elvis Chickwati from Aquamedic will present the results to international fish feed specialists at the Aquaculture Europe conference in Berlin 7-10 October 2019. The project continues through 2020, including feeding trials to find recipes that reduce the undesirable effects of plant ingredients.