Phodé Laboratories, the French company dedicated to animal well-being and performance and known for their neurosensorial solutions, has presented three new aquaculture products since the beginning of the year, aiming to manage different issues. After launching last year its new Olpheel range dedicated to shrimp and fish farming, Phodé launchs now Olpheel Zen, Olpheel Anti-Ox and Olpheel Eat.
According to the information of the company, Olpheel Zen is a sensory solution mainly composed of plant extracts allowing a state of well-being in fish. Olpheel Zen active ingredients reinforce animal’s resilience during acute and chronic stressful situations like transport, handling, or sampling for example.
In the case of Olpheel Anti-Ox, is an antioxidant of a 100% natural origin made from grape extracts. It is a powerful antioxidant that can support antioxidant status and improve aquafeed life span, pigmentation strategy, and animal performance during oxidative stress.
Finally, Olpheel Eat is a neurosensory solution composed of selected attractive and botanical compounds to stimulate feed intake. Olpheel Eat improves consumption of feed including low palatability feeds, resulting in better feed intake, biomass, and size homogeneity in shrimp ponds.
Animal welfare and performance
The Olpheel range, reported the French company, developed to support animal welfare and performance in aquaculture, is aiming challenges like stimulating appetite and feed intake, the management of stress impacts, supporting the animals’ natural defenses and metabolism.
They have noticed that aquaculture is the fastest growing protein production sector to feed the world and aquatic animals require specific technology, nutrition and attention to be produced sustainably and efficiently.
In that sense, they consider that “solutions for aquaculture have to be adapted and designed for its specific challenges: as opposed to livestock farming, in water, you cannot separate the animals from feed, from organic and inorganic matter, and from the environment.”
“We thus have allied our olfaction and well-being knowledge to an aquaculture expertise to design Olpheel, the first aquaculture brand dedicated to well-being. Olpheel range is composed of different helping solutions for the main issues that occur during shrimp and salmonids farming: to support a good feed consumption, to stimulate their natural defenses, to support their physiological state, and to contribute to make them feeling well in their environment,” they added.
“The only innate behavior is the search for pleasure”
Since 1996, Phodé has been working on mastering the impact of olfactory molecules on the brain in order to increase well-being in humans and animals. This unique approach has led to the creation of sensory formulations that act via olfaction on the brain and trigger behavioral and physiological responses. Creative, rigorous, and passionate, the Phodé teams adapt olfactory solutions to each target, finally combining performance and well-being.
Phodé Laboratories, the French company dedicated to animal well-being and performance and known for their neurosensorial solutions, are experts in plant extracts and olfaction – brain – gut interactions. They say that “the only innate behavior is the search for pleasure”.
Thanks to its sensory additives, widely used in animal feed, Phodé is experiencing exponential growth. From the Albigeois region, the group is now expanding worldwide. Daniel Eclache, founder of Phodé, is today at the head of a group which, from its base in Terssac, radiates across 50 countries.
The key to this success is the “intelligent flavors”, mainly used in livestock feed. The former veterinarian, who spent some 15 years working with livestock farmers in the Aspe valley, had a genius flair for developing his patented formulas. The first were developed 21 years ago. And research is ongoing to improve them or find new ones.