News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Stephen G. Newman

Health & Welfare

El uso inadecuado de la PCR causa más daño que bien

La prueba de PCR es una herramienta valiosa para detectar patógenos, cuando se lleva a cabo correctamente, pero depender únicamente de ella no es consistente con una bioseguridad adecuada. 

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Health & Welfare

El mito del microbioma estático

En estas primeras etapas de comprensión de cómo los cambios en el microbioma afectan la salud animal, tenga cuidado al interpretar los resultados de laboratorio y cómo pueden aplicarse al mundo real. 

Health & Welfare

The myth of the static microbiome

In these early stages of understanding how microbiome changes impact animal health, use caution in interpreting lab results and how they may apply to the real world. 

Health & Welfare

Vibrio control in shrimp farming: Part 2

Strategies to control Vibrio bacteria at aquaculture farms must revolve around limiting inputs, including those from postlarvae suppliers, those that come in with the water, those that remain in the soil between crops and those in the feed and accumulated 

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Vibrio control in shrimp farming: Part 1

Control of Vibrio bacteria should focus on minimizing overall bacterial loads and the potential for horizontal transmission. The challenge for hatchery managers is identifying gaps in biosecurity and plugging them without creating niches for other potential pathogens.