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FISH HEALTH NOTES BY ROD GETCHELL

ITHACA, NY – Bringing live fish onto your fish farm is risky business. Probably the biggest risk factor is that live fish can carry unwanted pathogens, and these pathogens can lead to trouble if they take hold within your facility.

This disease-transmission problem is well documented. Fish health pros have developed some pretty advanced molecular tools to detect and compare pathogens from different farms, and they’ve been able to trace pathogen movements between countries, states, and even individual operations. Here are a few examples.

 

Read the rest and much, much more in Issue 1 2012 of Fish Farming News.  Download now for immediate access and keep the .pdf for future reference.

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