Dr. Elvis Chikwati

Researcher

Elvis is a veterinarian with a specialization in fish health and nutrition.

He has experience in the physiological, histomorphological and immunological evaluation of gut integrity and function in fish exposed to novel feed ingredients and bioactive anti-nutrients. His research expertise includes evaluation of alternative feed ingredients, optimizing utilization feed resources, and development of tools for the monitoring of fish gut health.

His current activities are the development of a gut health monitoring service for fish farms, and the conduct of trials to evaluate the positive or negative effects of novel feed ingredients. Elvis also contributes to assessments and expert reports on veterinary medicines for fish, and provides histopathology expertise for the Nutrition research group at the NMBU School of Veterinary Medicine.