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Testing the susceptibility of Garra rufa to spring viraemia of carp (SVC) virus by ip injection - FC1199

Description
To determine if Garra rufa are susceptible to infection, support replication of the virus and/or succumb to disease caused by representative isolates of European and Asian SVCV after intra-peritoneal injection and or bath emersion.
SVC is an exotic disease and the susceptibility of Garra rufa to SVC is unknown. There are substantial Garra rufa imports due to their use in spa treatments. There is the potential for these fish to be released into the aquatic environment if businesses fail or fish become sick where, if infected with SVC could pass on infection to susceptible native fish.
Objective
To determine if Garra rufa are susceptible to infection, support replication of the virus and/or succumb to disease caused by representative isolates of European and Asian SVCV after intra-peritoneal injection and or bath emersion.
SVC is an exotic disease and the susceptibility of Garra rufa to SVC is unknown. There are substantial Garra rufa imports due to their use in spa treatments. There is the potential for these fish to be released into the aquatic environment if businesses fail or fish become sick where, if infected with SVC could pass on infection to susceptible native fish.
Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : FC1199 EVID4 Final Report   (218k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2011

To: 2012

Cost: £11,741
Contractor / Funded Organisations
C E F A S (CEFAS)
Keywords
Animals              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture