Bayer Animal Health brings more technologies to warm-water aquaculture

Three agreements enhance its integrated pond water treatment solutions for shrimp.

Bayer Animal Health has enhanced its solution offerings for shrimp and other warm-water aquaculture species through supply and distribution agreements with water treatment technology suppliers – Cytozyme Laboratories and Chengdu Kehongda Technology – as well as farm management technology provider, XpertSea Solutions.

With these agreements, Bayer Animal Health extends to farmers in key shrimp producing countries greater access to pond water environment management technologies, further improving operational efficiency and sustainability.

Water treatment solutions play an important role in aquaculture, enabling producers to manage the complex pond ecosystem and provide an optimal environment for shrimp to thrive. As part of the agreement with Cytozyme Laboratories, Bayer Animal Health will commercialise Proquatic PondRestore, a product that enhances metabilisation activities in the pond-soil and pond-water environment, in several key aquaculture countries. The product is already part of Bayer Animal Health’s water treatment portfolio in China.

The agreement with Chengdu Kehongda Technology will enable the rollout of Fetant Complex Iodine Solution technology as part of Bayer Animal Health’s portfolio in China and Vietnam. This partnership with Chengdu Kehongda Technology follows the inclusion of Dyvon PondAcid to Bayer Animal Health’s water treatment solution programme in China. The product is a pond-water conditioner that supports the quality of phytoplankton populations, and maintains levels of dissolved oxygen in the pond water.

Together with XpertSea, Bayer Animal Health advances digital farming in shrimp aquaculture. The agreement offers smart devices and artificial intelligence-powered software for a comprehensive approach to data-driven farm management, as part of its integrated services in China, Ecuador, India and Vietnam. The devices leverage optics to measure vital pond statistics over time, and identify changes in the health of a population. Insights are aggregated into XpertSea’s online Growth Platform, which aids producers in making data-driven management and treatment decisions.