New knowledge could aid diagnosis of salmon farms’ troublesome cardiac disease

Screening plasma and kidney samples could prove a useful method to provide early diagnosis of cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS), a common viral disease which causes mortality and welfare issues in Atlantic salmon farming.

Vacutainer or test tube in lab on table

New knowledge could aid diagnosis of salmon farms’ troublesome cardiac disease

Salmonids

Ronnie Soutar talks about zero antibiotics use in salmon farming.

Scottish Sea Farms: How to reach zero antibiotics in commercial salmon farming

Aquaculture has generally seen more success in antibiotic reduction than other livestock sectors. Scottish Sea Farms have gone further, reaching zero antibiotics in 2020. How did they manage it?

Making sure salmon smolt raised in RAS are equipped for sea transfer

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are on the rise worldwide, and one of their most common applications is in rearing Atlantic salmon smolts before transfer to sea.

Bringing salmon industry knowledge to global tilapia production

Among the most economically important farmed fish, production methods, levels of technological development and the types of fish health and well-being issues faced can vary widely — and those in the industry that make a move between species face a learning curve.

Vaccine ‘work in progress’ in major aquaculture markets, Part 3: Atlantic salmon

While there are efficacious commercial vaccines available against a number of important diseases that affect Atlantic salmon, there are still pathogens for which there are currently no such options available.

Upgraded smoltification test gives Mowi greater confidence in salmon transfers

A novel gill-tissue diagnostic technology — supported by rapid laboratory analysis — has enabled salmon-farming giant Mowi to much more precisely gauge when to transfer its smolts to sea cages within its Pacific West Coast operations.

Why fish vaccines are increasingly coming in smaller doses

An interview with Dr Bjørn Brudeseth, PhD, PHARMAQ

Salmon farming’s smolt focus drives demand for novel gill diagnostic

New gill-tissue diagnostic technology is enabling Atlantic salmon producers to more accurately monitor smoltification and determine the ideal time to transfer smolt to sea, thereby helping them to improve fish survival and welfare through harvest.

Smart strategies for Caligus control

An interview with Julio Mendoza, MVZ
PHARMAQ, Chile