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Kemin Industries Launches Pathorol, a Shrimp Supplementation Product

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Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, has recently launched a new product called Pathorol, aimed at improving the health of shrimp in several Asian countries, including India, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Singapore. Pathorol is a unique blend of phytogenic compounds developed to support the health of the hepatopancreas, an essential organ in the crustacean’s digestive system, and aid in maintaining healthy shrimp throughout their growth cycle.

According to Kemin Industries, Pathorol has been shown to enhance the performance and productivity of pond-raised shrimp by improving feed digestibility and growth performance and reducing size variability. In addition, the product is designed to help shrimp farmers overcome the challenges of maintaining healthy digestive systems throughout the growth cycle for farm-pond shrimp. Pathorol is a patent-pending product and is part of Kemin’s effort to sustainably transform the quality of life for 80% of the world with its products and services.

“Growth performance and productivity are essential for successful shrimp farming,” stated Leo Xie-Lei, President of Kemin AquaScience™. “We have introduced Pathorol, a superb tool to aid in growth performance and minimize size variability for farm-pond shrimp, to assist producers in overcoming difficulties connected with maintaining healthy digestive systems throughout the growth cycle for farm-pond shrimp. We think adding Pathorol to shrimp diets will assist farmers in getting their shrimp to perform well. We are overjoyed to add this essential product to our line-up, demonstrating our business unit’s dedication to the worldwide aquaculture sector.”

Feeding shrimp is a critical aspect of shrimp farming. Still, it can also be challenging due to issues such as providing adequate nutrition, the quality and availability of feed, and overfeeding. Recently, several scandals have involved feeding potentially toxic products to shrimp. One such scandal involves the use of antibiotics in shrimp feed, which can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and potentially harmful residues in the shrimp. In response to these concerns, some countries have introduced regulations to limit the use of antibiotics in shrimp feed. In addition, there has been a growing trend toward using alternative feed sources, such as plant-based proteins. Overall, there is a need for continued research and development in shrimp feed to ensure sustainable and safe shrimp farming practices.

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