Pond Sludge and High pH Cause EMS/AHPND

Pond Sludge and High pH Cause EMS/AHPND

Excessive feeding and accumulation of sludge at the bottom of pond would contribute to pH fluctuation hence increase the risk of shrimp disease outbreak like EMS/AHPND.

AquaFENSE, the microbial tool which contains proprietary tableted blend of Bacillus stains may help in reducing the stress factors in pond environment including ammonia, nitrite, and Vibrio loads, thus maintaining water pH and improve cleanliness for healthier shrimp.

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China on Alert as White Spot found in Airport Shrimp Seizure

China on Alert as White Spot found in Airport Shrimp Seizure

Quarantine authorities in China are on alert after white spot disease was confirmed in a batch of shrimp seized from luggage taken from a returning tourist at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.

Inspections of tourist luggage and of packages will be stepped up after laboratory tests on the seized shrimp – which originated in the Philippines – showed the disease, according to a statement from China’s national quarantine body.

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First Case of EMS Confirmed in the United States

First Case of EMS Confirmed in the United States

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of the first documented case of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND), or EMS, in the United States, the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) reported.

The SSA stated that the USDA’s notice reported an outbreak of AHPND amongst pacific white shrimp (vannamei) at a “semi-closed” shrimp farm in Cameron County, Texas in June 2017, confirmed through laboratory tests in July.

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