Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pancreas Disease tri-nation forum to meet in Belfast

Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) will host a meeting of fish health experts from Ireland, Norway, Scotland, USA and Chile on 23 and 24 March 2011 at its Newforge Lane headquarters.

This will be the 11th meeting of the Pancreas Disease Tri-nation Forum which was established in 2005 to bring together aquaculture companies, universities, veterinary institutes, veterinary practitioners, official veterinary services, fish health biologists, and pharmaceutical and feed companies to share experiences and rapidly disseminate the results of research on practical solutions to Pancreas Disease (PD) of salmon.

Dr Marian McLoughlin, an independent fish health consultant and Chair of the local organising committee said: “Pancreas disease is a serious economically important disease of farmed salmon, which was first recognised in Scotland in 1976 and subsequently detected in Ireland and Norway. The cause of this disease was discovered by scientists in DARD’s Veterinary Sciences Division now AFBI in 1993. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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