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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Malaysian Consumer Group Calls for Ban on Antibiotics in Animal Feed
MALAYA - A consumer group in Malaysia has called on the authorities to ban antibiotic use in animal feeds following the EU ban on antibiotics in animal feed....
New Survey to Test Catfish for Exotic Fish Diseases
AUSTRALIA - Murdoch University’s Freshwater Fish Group and Fish Health Unit is undertaking a survey of freshwater catfish to provide further evidence that Australian...
Monday, January 20, 2014
EMS not Detected in ProChaete Fish Feed
UK - As soon as ProChaete saw reports of a Thailand academic’s suspicion that eating marine worms (polychaetes) could be making shrimp broodstock carriers of Early...
Friday, January 17, 2014
Acidification and Predators Pose Double Threat to Oysters
US - The once-booming, now struggling Olympia oyster native to the West Coast could face a double threat from ocean acidification and invasive predators, according...
European Parliament to Hold Vote on Animal Health
EU - On Wednesday 22 January, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee will vote on the draft opinion concerning the future EU Regulation on animal health....
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Weekly Overview: University of Arizona Release PCR Test for Early Mortality Syndrome
ANALYSIS - The University of Arizona, US, is releasing a PCR test that detects the bacteria causing the deadly shrimp disease Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)....
Solution for Deadly Shrimp Disease to Become Available Worldwide
US - The University of Arizona is releasing a PCR test that detects the bacteria causing the deadly shrimp disease Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)....
Monday, January 13, 2014
White Paper Highlights Complexities of Antibiotic Resistance Issues
US - The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has published a White Paper on its recent symposium on antimicrobial use and resistance. ...
Will Viet Nam Reach $3.5 billion of Shrimp Exports in 2014?
VIET NAM - Vietnamese Shrimp exports would hit $3.5 billion in 2014 if Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) continues to be under control, quality of exported shrimps...
Koi Sleepy Disease Detected in the Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - Koi Sleepy Disease (KSD) was detected for the first time in the Netherlands, during the Autumn of 2013, in diseased koi from a large pond in the centre...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Cooke Aquaculture Receives Payout for Sick Salmon
CANADA - Cooke Aquaculture has received C$13 million in federal compensation after it was forced to slaughter a million salmon at a Nova Scotia farm due to Infectious...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Argentina Declares Area Free of Salmonid Diseases
ARGENTINA - The National Health and Food Quality Service (SENASA) has declared the area bounded by the upper basin of the Limay River, including Reservoir Alicurá...
Study Shows Marine Harvest Canada's Antibiotic Use Low and Declining
CANADA - A new study published last month in the Canadian Veterinary Journal shows that Marine Harvest Canada's (MHC) ongoing process improvements is making huge...
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Weekly Overview: EMS Detection Method Hopes to Reduce Outbreaks
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, a research team led by Dr Chu-Fang Lo, Dean of the College of Life Sciences at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, in...
Research Team Releases PCR-based Method to Detect Shrimp Disease
TAIWAN - A PCR-based method to detect early mortality syndrome (EMS) of shrimp, developed by a Tainan-based research team led by Dr Chu-Fang Lo, Dean of the College...
2013 Overview: A Year of Highs and Lows of the Aquaculture Industry
ANALYSIS - This year has been a mixed year for the aquaculture industry. Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) has continued to affect shrimp production in Asia and Infectious...
OIE Action Plan on Welfare Validated
EU - At an OIE Regional Platform on animal welfare for Europe held in Paris in December, a three-year Action Plan 2014-2016 was validated....
Monday, January 06, 2014
New Research Overturns Assumption about Mercury in the Arctic
GLOBAL - For years, scientists have assumed that if mercury is high and increasing in fish in the North American and European Arctic, the same is true of fish elsewhere...
Friday, January 03, 2014
Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis Hits Croatian Fish Farm
CROATIA - An outbreak of infectious haematopoietic necrosis has been reported on a fresh water fish farm in Croatia....
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Academic Advocates Fee for Antibiotics Used in Vet Medicine
CANADA - An economics researcher says extensive use of antibiotics in agriculture and aquaculture is creating a public health crisis and is advocating user fees...
Fish Feed Antioxidant Market Buoyed up by Demand for Animal Proteins
GLOBAL - A new market report puts the annual growth in demand for antioxidants in feed for pigs, poultry, cattle and aquaculture at more than four per cent over...
Monday, December 30, 2013
Report: Europe Tops Veterinary Vaccine Market
GLOBAL - Europe accounts for the largest share of the veterinary vaccines market, followed by North America, according to a new market report. ...
Friday, December 27, 2013
Disease Sets to Hit Shrimp Exports Hard
THAILAND - The epidemic of early mortality syndrome (EMS) that has hit Asia's booming shrimp industry will cost Thailand an estimated 50 billion baht in reduced...
Monday, December 23, 2013
What Threat do Sunken Nuclear Submarines Pose to Fisheries?
GLOBAL - Leakage of radioactive material from the wreck of the nuclear submarine K-159 in the Barents Sea could increase levels of radioactivity in local populations...
US Administration to Add Ten New Drug Inspectors in China
US - In an effort to eliminate the weak industry oversight, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to add ten new drug inspectors to its office in...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Wild and Farmed Salmon Infect Each Other with PRV
NORWAY - A genetic comparison of virus that can cause Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMB) in salmon shows that is probably transmitted between farmed and...
Vietnamese Shrimp Farmers Turn to Biofloc to Control EMS
VIET NAM - In 2012, early mortality syndrome (EMS) on shrimp farms cost farmers VND30,000 billion in loss. The loss in 2013 has been reduced thanks to biofloc technology...
Salmon Immunity to Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Studied
NORWAY - A PhD project carried out at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science has studied immunity to Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis(IPN) in Atlantic salmon by...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Crayfish Plague Confirmed in Israel
ISRAEL - An outbreak of crayfish plague has been confirmed on a closed freshwater farm in Israel....
Success for Silver Pompano in Andhra Pradesh
INDIA - The first crop of the highly valued Silver Pompano fish cultivated in Krishna district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, for the first time is ready for harvest....
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