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Friday, August 22, 2014
Ibuprofen in Rivers Posing Potential Threat to Fish
UK - Research led by the University of York suggests that many rivers contain levels of ibuprofen that could be adversely affecting fish health....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Chilean Salmon Health Improving but New Trout Disease Detected
CHILE - The National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos, has presented the Marine Centers Health Report, for the first half of 2014. Although the report...
Oceana Launches Website to Gather Data on Sick Fish in the Baltic Sea
FINLAND - Oceana invites authorities, stakeholders, the public and organisations to report incidents of unwell fish in the Baltic Sea. ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Public Comments Sought on New Fish Welfare Report
EUROPE - The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) working group draft report on the health and welfare of farmed fish and aquatic animals is now available...
FAO Urges Continued Support for Animal Disease Monitoring
GLOBAL - The FAO has told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Crayfish Plague Infects Native White-Clawed Crayfish in River Allen
UK - Until recently the river Allen’s native White-clawed crayfish population, one of the few remaining in Dorset, has managed to remain free from disease but...
MSD Animal Health Develops New Fish Vaccine Against Most Prevalent Disease Affecting Tilapia
GLOBAL - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) has introduced a new fish vaccine as a promising measure to help protect tilapia...
Monday, August 18, 2014
New Veterinary Vaccinology Network to Help Tackle Animal Disease Threat
UK - BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Odisha to Set Up Veterinary University
INDIA - Looking at the growing importance of education in agriculture sector in the state, Odisha will be setting up a new veterinary university and second agriculture...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
OIE Discusses Disease Eradication for the Americas
GLOBAL - Disease eradication in the Americas and other issues were addressed by the Director of Animal Health in Panama. ...
Experts Meet to Solve Infectious Disease Challenges
AUSTRALIA - Many of Australia's leading animal and human infectious disease experts are joining forces this week to identify challenges that might benefit from greater...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Veternarian Mobile App Being Adopted Nationwide
US - Launched in June, the mobile Certificate for Veterinary Inspection (CVI) application to allow veterinary practitioners to submit animal health certificates...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Can Anti-anxiety Drugs Boost Fish Survival?
SWEDEN - Generally, when a chemical enters a river, the concern is that it will kill the organisms that live there. But pharmaceutical drugs in wastewater from sewage...
Study Confirms Piscine Reovirus Common and Harmless Virus in BC Fish
CANADA - A new study, published last month in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Fish Diseases, reports on extensive fish virus research and confirms that...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Thousands of Fish Killed in Caustic Soda Spill
SPAIN - A spill of caustic soda in the Tea River in the town of Mondariz, has caused the death of thousands of fish along two miles of the channel....
Farmed Fish Losses Tracked in New Survey
NORWAY - The extent and causes of loss of salmon and rainbow trout in fish farms are now being mapped into a nationwide project by the Food safety Authority (FSA)....
Man Made Noise Puts Eels at Higher Predator Risk
UK - A new study has shown that eels are losing the fight to survive when faced with marine noise pollution such as that of passing ships. ...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Canadian Mine Disaster Raises Fear in Alaska Over Pebble Mine
US - This week’s devastating tailings dam failure at the Mount Polley copper mine in British Columbia, Canada, which released vast amounts of mine waste into streams,...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Zealand King Salmon Pulls Out of the Chinese Market
ANALYSIS - The New Zealand King Salmon company will no longer be selling to the Chinese market. The company's chief executive stated that it was no longer able to...
Monday, August 04, 2014
Genomic Boost to Disease Resistance in Rohu Carp
NORWAY - A collaborative project between Norway and India has discovered markers for genes that control resistance against the bacterial disease Aeromoniasis in...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Researchers Investigate New Cure for Piscirickettsia Salmonis
CHILE - Researchers are working on a vaccine against the bacteria Piscirickettsia salmonis that attacks salmon using wild plants in the Atacama Desert....
Shellfish Farmers Concerns Over Inshore Water Quality
IRELAND - The annual national review of shellfish waters for 2014 shows that County Clare came top once again, showing great awareness of the need for good water...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Green Party Backs Antibiotic Ban Petition
UK - The Green Party in the UK is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, calling for a ban on the...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Cargill Launches New Tool to Help Farmers Manage EMS
US - Cargill's animal nutrition business has launched a new Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) Risk Tool to help customers determine the best farm management programme...
Noise Pollution Impacts Fish Species Differently
UK -Acoustic disturbance has different effects on different species of fish, according to a new study from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter which tested fish...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Pollution Thought to have Caused Major Northern Ireland Fish Kill
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - There has been a major fish kill in Bessbrook river, County Armagh which has been assessed as being of ‘High Severity’....
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Catfish Reveal Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Contamination in Northern Italy
ITALY - Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in catfish in Italian rivers has been found to exceed European Commission limits, a new study, published...
Breakthrough in Fighting EMS Helps Shrimp Production
JAPAN - The Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have announced a breakthrough in the fight against Early Mortality...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Microplastics Worse for Crabs and Fish Than Previously Thought
UK - The tiny plastic particles polluting oceans are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to...
Researcher Uncovers Multiple Influences in the Antibiotic Resistance Debate
US - The issue of antibiotic resistance may have only recently become front-page news, but it has always been a concern of those focused on improving public health....
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