Cholesterol is a critical nutrient for shrimp, mostly supplied in the feed by fish meal (FM). The use of plant proteins such as soybean meal to replace FM reduces cholesterol levels in the feed below requirements. The supplementation of purified cholesterol is an expensive approach. Additionally, the increasing costs of ingredients adds pressure to even further reduce FM inclusions in shrimp feed.
The present article demonstrates the efficacy of AQUALYSO® , a lysophospholipid-based digestive and metabolic enhancer, to optimize formulative cost and support growth performance of shrimp fed diets low in cholesterol.