Exported cooked shrimp infected with White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) and tested positive by PCR is considered a risk factor for the introduction of the pathogen.
white spot syndrome virus
In this study, co-infection of white spot syndrome virus and AHPND-Vibrio parahaemolyticus was studied in juvenile vannamei shrimp under laboratory conditions.
Global overview of the intestinal bacteriome of Pacific white shrimp in biofloc and clear water systems, and after an oral challenge by white spot syndrome virus (WSSV).
The impact of diseases led some Asian shrimp farming countries to develop biofloc and recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) production technologies. Treating incoming water for culture operations and wastewater treatment are biosecurity measures for disease prevention and control.
Shrimp aquafeeds – live, fresh or formulated – should not be an entry point of potential pathogens to the shrimp and/or to their culture systems.
The next step for shrimp breeding will be developing animals that aren’t just disease-free, but increasingly resistant to multiple pathogens. The industry is globalizing, with suppliers setting up shop overseas. But its birthplace will always be Hawaii.
Accurate PCR testing of shrimp seedstock assures shrimp farmers that their seedstock is clean of major diseases. Ring tests verify that labs conducting PCR testing are obtaining correct, reliable and reproducible results when testing for specific shrimp diseases.
Shrimp nursery systems offer an important opportunity to increase profits. Properly designed and operated nurseries are highly biosecure facilities to grow postlarvae at very high densities.