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The prevention of fish diseases by vaccination
Paterson, W.D. (1989). The prevention of fish diseases by vaccination, in: De Pauw, N. et al. (Ed.) Aquaculture: a biotechnology in progress: volume 1. pp. 949-956
In: De Pauw, N. et al. (Ed.) (1989). Aquaculture: a biotechnology in progress: volume 1. European Aquaculture Society: Bredene, Belgium. ISBN 90-71625-03-6. 1-592 pp., more

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    An active vaccine-development program originated in government laboratories and universities, and continued to fruition by private vaccine companies, have made disease- prevention vaccines available to the fish grower, to control important bacterial diseases of commercial fishes. The aquaculturist can now incorporate into this management regime, vaccination treatments to prevent vibriosis, enteric redmouth, furunculosis, and gaffkaemia. The vaccines can be administered by immersion, spray, or injection. Advantages of using vaccines are to prevent disease, diminish disease pools, increase production, and increase the efficiency of food utilization. These vaccines have performed well in both the laboratory and in the field; fish production increases of 1-15% have been routinely recorded in the presence of disease outbreaks. Presently the aquaculturist can utilize this valuable management tool of vaccination to optimize his production.

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