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

Pancreas Disease Overview in 2012

29 January 2013, at 12:00am

NORWAY - During 2012, Pancreas Disease (PD) was detected on 113 Norwegian fish farms.

In addition, it has been proven that PD-virus was also suspected at an additional 28 sites.

During 2012, two different subtypes of PD-virusses were identified. SAV3-type has been detected in 96 cases from the Storfjord, and areas along the coastline south of Storfjord, and also at a single location in the Alta Fjord in Finnmark. SAV2 subtype has been detected in 43 localities from Romsdalsfjord up to Jssund area of Nord-Trndelag, and at a single locality in Kvalsundet in Troms.

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The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon.

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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