The Ausvet team has just published a 5th article on the epidemiology of salmonid rickettsial septicaemia in Chile, based on work conducted with the Chilean government and salmon industry in the past few years. The article is freely available for download until September 17, 2020 here.

Led by Anne Meyer as part of her PhD work, this analysis investigated the importance of between-farm waterborne transmission of Piscirickettsia salmonis in Chile, more specifically in the Los Lagos region. This study did not provide evidence that water-borne pathogen dissemination between farms is an important driver in the epidemiology of salmonid rickettsial septicaemia in the region, suggesting that alternative explanatory mechanisms should be investigated. This type of work contributes to the evidence base used for decision-making by veterinary authorities and salmonid producers.

The team is grateful to all stakeholders in Chile for their support.

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