Nofima reports

Gastrointestinal passage rate in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed dry or soaked feed. A CREATE project

Aas, Turid Synnøve; Ytrestøyl, Trine; Hatlen, Bjarne; Sixten, Hanne Jorun; Hillestad, Marie; Åsgård, Torbjørn Einar

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima

Issue: 38/2013

Number of pages: 27

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-121-9

Open Access: green


Atlantic salmon was fed a commercial-like diet either as is (92% dry matter) or soaked for 2 h in sea water prior to feeding (70% dry matter). The salmon showed large individual variation in gastrointestinal passage rate and few significant differences between the two diets were revealed. However, the soaked feed resulted in a significantly higher gastric evacuation rate than the dry diet.