Emergency regional consultation on acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome

An emerging disease known as acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome has caused significant losses amongst shrimp farmers in China and Vietnam (2010), Malaysia (2011) and Thailand (2012). The disease affects both Penaeus monodon and P. vannamei and is characterised by mass mortalities during the first 20-30 days of culture, an abnormal hepatopancreas, corkscrew swimming, loose shells, pale colouration and slow growth. The cause is unknown at this time.

Considering the severity of the disease, NACA and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry convened an emergency consultation in Bangkok, 9-10 August 2012, involving international shrimp health experts, regional governments and industry to share information on this emerging disease, its occurrence, pathology and diagnosis, and to develop a coordinated regional response to the issue. The recordings in this collection are the technical presentations made at the consultation.

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In this collection

AHPNS - experiences from Malaysia

Presentation on the impact of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome in Malaysia.

AHPNS - experiences from Vietnam

Presentation on acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome in Vietnam.

One month mortality syndrome - revising an old story

Presentation on "one month mortality syndrome".

Management of EMS - what works and what does not?

Presentation on the management of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome or "early mortality syndrome".

Disease preparedness - theory and practice. What have we learnt?

Presentation on emergency aquatic animal disease preparedness and response.

AHPNS - current knowledge, gaps and research priorities

Outcomes of group discussion on AHPNS current knowledge, gaps and research priorities.

AHPNS detection, reporting and surveillance

Outcomes of a group discussion on AHPNS detection, reporting and surveillance.

AHPNS - biosecurity, emergency response and disease management

Outcomes of a group discussion biosecurity, emergency response and disease management for acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome.

AHPNS - regional disease response

Outcomes of a group discussion on national / regional response to acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome.