Stomach-resistant oral vaccines could offer fish farmers easier vaccine administration

Oral vaccines hold a great deal of promise for fish farmers. Easier and quicker to administer than injected vaccines, they are also potentially suitable for fish that are too small for injection vaccination, including larval stages.

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Stomach-resistant oral vaccines could offer fish farmers easier vaccine administration

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Eastern Mediterranean sea bass more resistant to highly pathogenic virus strain

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Microplastics harbor pathogens affecting farmed seafood

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