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New 100% online training course from FishVet Group and Benchmark Knowledge Services on The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon

Oyster Herpesvirus Confirmed in Shellfish Fishery

30 July 2015, at 1:00am

UK - An outbreak of Oyster herpesvirus-1 microvariant (OsHV-1 var) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in the River Roach, Essex.

OsHV-1 µvar is a virulent viral disease affecting the Pacific oyster, also known as the rock or cupped oyster.

This is the only species of shellfish that is currently known to be susceptible to this virus.

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The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon course

It is vital that fish farm operatives who are responsible for farmed fish are trained in their health and welfare. This will help to ensure that fish are free from disease and suffering whilst at the same time promote good productivity and comply with legislation.

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