Managing Diseases in the Hatchery through Bacteriological Monitoring

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April 26, 2017

A series of workshops were conducted to address industry issues in the production of shellfish seed.  Presenters for this seminar included Susan Laramore PhD from the Aquatic Animal Health Lab, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Pierce and Ruth Francis-Floyd DVM, Aquatic Animal Health Program, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville.


Topics included:

  • Review of opportunistic bacterial diseases in the hatchery
  • Supplies and equipment needed for bacterial sampling
  • Step-by-step procedures to follow for sampling
  • Where and how often to take samples in the hatchery
  • Interpretation of results, what the samples mean
  • Remediation, how to correct the problem
  • Sampling kits (media plates, loops, swabs, etc.) were provided



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