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Non-lethal samples may work for disease testing

FISH HEALTH NEWS by Rod Getchell

SEATTLE, WA – Last summer, my message to fish farmers was focused on sample quality. This time, it’s about non-lethal testing of farmed fish. Why? Because taking a biopsy without having to sacrifice an animal is a great option – if you can get accurate diagnostic results.

Those of you who have watched as healthy stock is removed from production because of a required health inspection will appreciate the potential of new molecular testing techniques that could limit the number of fish that have to be killed each year at your facility.

 

Read the rest and much, much more in Issue 3, 2012 of Fish Farming News.  Download now for immediate access and keep the .pdf for future reference.

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