TO help shrimp farms manage the risk of early mortality syndrome (EMS) and improve profitability, Cargill's animal nutrition business has launched the SmartShield program, a holistic approach combining specialized feed and technical services to combat the disease and increase production by an average of 30%.
EMS, or acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease, is caused by certain strains of the bacteria vibrio and has mortality rates as high as 100%.<
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