Necrotizing hepatopancreatitis is a disease of shrimp that causes slow growth, low survival and poor feed conversion. Wet mount analysis is commonly used to diagnose NHP in ponds in Brazil.
In an NHP (necrotizing hepatopancreatitis) challenge test, shrimp from a Colombian breeding program had higher resistance and 30 percent greater survival than a control line of Taura syndrome virus-free shrimp.
A rapid lateral-flow immunoassay using monoclonal antibody combinations can identify necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP) infection in less than 15 minutes.
Based on histopathology and ultrastructure, the etiology of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP) in Pacific white shrimp was related to an intracellular bacterium.