Ausvet has just published a new article in the peer-reviewed scientific press based on recent work conducted in cooperation with salmonoid producers in Chile in 2018.

The article entitled ‘Quantifying the effects of sea lice burden and lice bathing treatments on salmonid rickettsial septicaemia in commercial salmon and trout farms in Chile’ is freely available for download until October 24th in Aquaculture, here.

The work published here is part of a large research project on the epidemiology of salmonid rickettsial septicaemia (SRS) in salmon and trout farms, conducted in 2017-2018 in Chile. This paper looks at the interaction between SRS mortality, sea lice infestation and immersion treatments applied to control the latter. It provides recommendations for producers that would feed into decision making around optimizing interventions to minimize losses due to pathogens and parasites in the fish.

This collaborative work gave Ausvet consultants a great opportunity to work with many stakeholders in Chile, from the government (Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Acuicultura), academia and the fish industry (salmonid production companies and the main industry body, SalmonChile). We are grateful to all participants for the time and energy they devoted to supporting our activities and the many valuable exchanges we enjoyed. We are particularly gratified by the trust and confidence which salmon producing companies afforded us over the life of the project.

Please take the opportunity to read more about this work here.