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Updates on shrimp diseases AHPND, NHP at Aquaculture America 2018

Several shrimp-disease papers were presented at Aquaculture America 2018, including one on the detection of AHPND at a site in the United States. 

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Selection for disease resistance in Indian white shrimp

A new breeding program for genetic improvement of Indian white shrimp (Fenneropenaeus indicus) in Egypt was established at a private shrimp farm at AL Dibah Triangle Zone (DTZ) to develop disease-resistant shrimp for the country’s aquaculture industry. 

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Biofloc technology: Possible prevention for shrimp diseases

Facing emerging viral problems and rising energy costs, the use of biofloc technology in biosecure systems offers an answer for sustainable shrimp aquaculture. The main attributes of biofloc systems in reducing disease risk include the fact that low water exchange improves pathogen exclusion. 

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Postlarvae evaluation key to controlling shrimp diseases

Establishing postlarvae quality has become one of the most important aspects in controlling diseases in farmed shrimp. Initial microbial testing can ensure viruses and other pathogens are absent from the animals.