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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....
Friday, July 18, 2014
New Sea Lice Monitoring System to Help Newfound's Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - The Newfoundland Government is providing approximately C$80,000 to implement a software-based Sea Lice Decision Support System, a project that supports...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
What is Causing High Prices for Shrimp?
US - After years of depressed and declining prices, the US market for shrimp has been on the uptick since 2010. For the US shrimp industry, this has meant increases...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Synthetic Astaxanthin Approved for Salmonids and Ornamental Fish
EU - The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) has found that synthetic astaxanthin is safe for salmonids and ornamental fish...
Dumped WWII Chemical Munitions Still Affecting Fish
EUROPE - Thousands of tonnes of chemical warfare agents were dumped into the Baltic Sea after the Second World War. A recent study has shown that fish caught near...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Advances in Mollusk Parasite Culturing Methods Drives Research
US - Researchers at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences dug into the last 70 years of peer-reviewed publications about protozoan parasites that infest bivalve...
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