Diseases have emerged as a significant problem due to the high stocking densities used in intensive aquaculture. These diseases may devastate the farmed aquatic animals and spread to wild populations. The diseases listed here are some of the most important transboundary aquatic animal diseases.

Botulism
Brucellosis (Marine Mammals)
Epizootic Hematopoietic Necrosis
Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis
Infectious Salmon Anemia
Melioidosis
Mycobacteriosis
Oncorhynchus masou Virus Disease
Salmonella (Nontyphoidal)
Spring Viremia of Carp
Streptococcosis
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia

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Resources and Information

The following NVAP Modules are intended to provide accredited veterinarians (AVs) with knowledge of aquatic animal diseases and conditions:

  • Evaluation of Aquatic Animals for Detection of Reportable Diseases and Pathogens
  • Aquatic Animal Health Regulations and Health Certification
  • Disease Prevention and Biosecurity in Aquaculture
  • Significant and Emerging Viral Diseases of Carp, Koi, and Goldfish

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