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A Vaccine for Proliferative Kidney Disease - FC1160

Summary Objective:
Proliferative kidney disease (PKD) is a major economic constraint on the rainbow trout industry. It is caused by a Myxozoan parasite T. bryosalmonae. Recent research has identified antigens that may be important in conferring immunity to fish. This project aims to express these antigens and examine them in a series of vaccination trials. The objective of the project is to develop a potential vaccine for PKD.

Key Customer Purpose:
To enhance the sustainability of trout farming and improve fish welfare by facilitating disease prevention and treatment. This project will contribute to the development of a vaccine to treat Proliferative Kidney Disease (PKD) the most economically significant disease of farmed rainbow trout in the UK.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2007

Cost: £182,599
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Stirling
CARD (Committee for Aquaculture R&D)              
Fish Disease              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture