The extensive use of antibiotics in livestock heightens the risk of antibiotic resistance.

Marine algae represent a source of natural bioactive molecules for potential use in livestock feed as a means to inhibit the development of pathogens and stimulate the immune response.

As a result of their nutritional and environmental benefits, microalgae constitute an excellent complement to livestock feed for making animals more robust in the face of infections, thereby reducing antibiotic use.

The object of the STUDIMA project is to produce and develop microalgae to perfect new additives destined for the productive livestock nutrition/health market by targeting three species – pigs, poultry and dairy cattle – for the following target indications: antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasite, immunostimulant and antioxidant activity.

The STUDIMA project is recognised by the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, Pôle Mer Méditerranée and Pôle Trimatec clusters.

  • - Greensea, Meze  [Project Developer]
  • - Amadéite, Bréhan
Research center
  • - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, Nouzilly
Fonds Unique Interministériel
Région Bretagne
Overall budget
2 580 K€