Shrimp diseases outbreaks started in 1990. The spread of disease in shrimp aquaculture has caused impacts on a scale rivalling that of many of the major diseases of livestock. Successive crop failures have led to the abandonment of affected ponds and shifting to other business. One of the major problems in shrimp industry is the attack of different viruses that kills them in all stages of growth.
But when the Philippine Atovi Technology was introduced to farmers and shrimp operators by applying it to ponds and mixed with their feeds, shrimps are very resistant to all kinds of viral diseases, bacteria and parasites. The technology is proven to solve problems like yellow head disease, white spot syndrome virus, taura syndrome virus, gill-associated virus, and many others.