Using our scorecard system MultiScore, hatchery managers can rapidly rank the health of their postlarvae in rearing tanks and make smart choices during pond stocking. It works by taking 3 samples per larval rearing tank with 20 heads in each sample (PL stage 6 onwards). This method means you can be 95% confident of detecting pathogens down to a point when it is present at 5% or more of the population. Importantly, the shrimp heads contain all the target organs for sensitive pathogen detection. A MultiScore is then given to each tank and they are ranked based on health.
- Tanks with healthy PL result in heightened production in ponds which equates to over USD $52k/h in one study*
- Healthy PL can be sold for a premium price
- Unhealthy PL can be excluded from stocking
- Shrimp MultiPath testing is USD $53.90 per sample, meaning a USD $161.70 investment per larval rearing tank has been demonstrated to deliver a USD $52K increase in production in grow out ponds*.
This table is an example of a Genics MultiScore scorecard. Here, tanks 2,5 and 6 have the highest score, and so are the tanks with the least amount of pathogens.
Shrimp MultiPath can detect pathogens up to 4 weeks before you’ll see clinical signs and sick shrimp.
It is a farmers early warning system, using data to help you make smart management choices including:
- Increase aeration, reduce shrimp stress
- Adjust feed rates
- Increase biosecurity (don’t share nets, tell neighbours, exclude birds)
- Plan an early harvest if required.
- During grow-out we recommend a minimum of 3 and up to 6 sample points to monitor pathogen presence and prevalence over time – This is your early warning system.
Your first sampling will be at 25-35 DOC, the remaining sample points are then spaced out and placed 2-4 weeks apart. Genics will work closely with you to make data-driven decisions around when precisely to sample. Time intervals vary – site to site, and season to season.
Typically, at each sample point 30 shrimp per pond are tested by pooling target organs from 5 shrimp per tube, 6 samples per pond, costing USD $53.90 each or USD $323.40 per pond. Knowing you have a pathogen like WSSV 4 weeks before you have clinically sick shrimp, or EMS/AHPND with early notice, empowers farmers to make data-driven management decisions that mitigate the risk of stock losses.
Put simply, an investment of USD $323.40, could mean the difference between harvesting or not harvesting at all.
Pond reared broodstock
Genics provides farmers with important data for Broodstock selection. Using our scorecard system, MultiScore, farmers can quickly identify hero broodstock in their ponds for spawning and maturation.
For pond reared broodstock* it works by firstly identifying the healthiest ponds, and secondly identifying the healthiest stock from those ponds for maximum results as broodstock. When implemented this approach has been shown to increase growth of shrimp by ≥ 10%. Typically, 30 shrimp per pond are tested by pooling target organs from 5 shrimp per tube, 6 samples per pond, costing USD $53.90 each or USD $323.40 per pond.
Ponds 1,2 and 5 have the highest score, and so are the ponds with the least amount of pathogens. This data is vital in determining how to best progress with broodstock selection.
In this example, broodstock R84, B19, G15, B09 have the highest score therefore are the best choice for breeding.
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NEW MultiScore is supported by game changing technology
Testing with Genics gives you access to Shrimp MultiPath™, Shrimp MultiPath Xtra, ShrimpID and DeepDive Histopathology. Our technology is the most sensitive data-driven management tool in pathogen detection and breeding selection available.
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What our clients say about us
“Results from Genics Shrimp MultiPath provided us with trusted information about our animal’s health allowing us to make important data-driven management decisions. Ultimately, the data provides us with a competitive advantage and when combined with very good value for money and excellent customer service we’ll happily call on Genics for further insights into our animal health”.
“For me, Genics’ Shrimp MultiPath technology is unsurpassed in its ability to detect pathogens early, mitigate disease and provide certainty about our animal’s health. This means that despite the global pandemic, we’re on a fast-track to improved viability and growth. Additionally, Genics customer service has provided us with animal data quickly, allowing us to make informed management decisions with confidence”.
“Genics with their ShrimpID solutions suite provided us with a practical mate allocation plan that maximised genetic diversity of our progeny. We have seen a massive improvement in nauplii production already! Incredible results, powerful data. We look forward to working with Genics to continually improve on our breeding program and high-quality post-larvae offerings to Ecuadorian Shrimp Producers”.
“Genics new Shrimp MultiPath Xtra heralds a new era in pathogen detection, specifically around the detection of Decapod iridescent virus 1, DIV-1. As a vet, I can recommend Shrimp MultiPath Xtra to farmers wanting peace of mind and security when it comes to detecting pathogens on their farm”.
“In terms of PCR for the diagnosis of shrimp diseases, I think Dr. Melony Sellars (CEO Genics) is the highest authority in the world, I don’t know anyone who gives me as much confidence in this topic as she does”.
“Genics have been fantastic to work with, helping us to design a sampling plan to maximise value for money with our pathogen screening and ensure we would be in a position to make informed management decisions based on the data. We are very happy with their service and the Shrimp MultiPath output. What a great company to help service the pathogen screening needs of our global shrimp industry.”
“Genics is a one-stop shop for diagnostics. They are collaborative, flexible and reliable diagnostic partners. I enjoy working with the Genics team!” ,
“I am very satisfied with Genics services and results: Availability, professionalism, quality of the work done, easy reading of the result report, trust in the produced results!”
“The Penaeus monodon ShrimpID panels now available at Genics have been fundamental to the success of our company’s selective breeding programs since 2010. They have enabled us to maximise our genetic diversity year after year, and facilitate smart breeding choices that have delivered selected lines with trebled production performance in ponds compared side by side with unselected lines.”
“Really quick turnaround time. Impressive.”
“Using ShrimpID and Shrimp MultiPath combined (called Enduro) Genics were able to help our farm in Ecuador determine the pedigree of our stock thus ensuring genetic diversity in our breeding program while also giving us important data on the health of our animals. This means we can better plan for the future knowing exactly what we need to put in place to ensure positive farm performance”.
Did you know… Genics Head of Research and Development Dr. Ralf Moser has over 20 years of global leadership experience in Biotechnology. His wide-ranging expertise extends to all major genomics applications to identify and detect genetic variations in human, animals, bacteria and viruses.