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Reducing the need for live fish in vaccine research and development
Initiatives to avoid the use of live animals in research are happening across academia and industry worldwide, based on the “3 Rs” principles — replacement, reduction and refinement.
New tools can transform understanding of aquaculture’s microbiology
The microbiome of aquaculture systems has long been known to have a significant role in fish health and welfare issues, yet a full understanding of these interactions has often eluded experts.
Study tracks salmonid alphavirus transmission in Norwegian aquaculture
New genomic analysis of salmonid alphavirus subtype 2 (SAV2) samples from Norway has shed new light on how the pathogen has spread through the country since its introduction in 2010.
Distinct bacterial variants make winter ulcer diagnostics ever-more important
A complex genetic picture is posing problems for Norwegian salmon farmers managing stocks affected by winter ulcer.
Vaccines and smart sea lice control helping Chilean salmon giant improve sustainability
Salmon rickettsial septicemia and Caligus sea lice are two of the major concerns affecting salmon production in Chile. Thanks to new approaches in fish-health management, Blumar Seafoods is successfully limiting their impact.
Measurement and environment are key to fish welfare
In the last decade, fish welfare has become a prominent driver of aquaculture operations. Angela Ashby, head of clinical services at PHARMAQ Analytiq, believes that the engagement of production staff in this area remains underappreciated.
Novel parasiticide part of quest for long-lasting sea lice control in Chile
Currently, almost all Atlantic salmon producers affected by caligidosis have incorporated Alpha Flux as a useful and effective tool in their parasite-control strategy.
Tracking salmon through production offers new insight into gill disease
Gills coinfected with three or more pathogens is the “norm” in Western Norway’s salmon aquaculture, new field data suggests — but Neoparamoeba perurans is that which appears to be predominantly linked with gill disease.