The Diagnostic manual for the main pathogens in European sea bass and gilthead sea bream aquaculture has been conceived for all the laboraotries that perform diagnstic activities on the most common mediterranean farmed fish species: the sea bass and the sea bream.

Manuale diagnostico di malattie della spigola e dell'orataIt consists of the detailed protocols for sampling, shipping and receipt of samples in the laboratory, followed by updated and detailed protocols for the diagnosis of the most important viral and bacterial diseases, namely:

  • Viral encephalopathy and retinopathy
  • Vibrio anguillarum
  • Vibrio harveyi group
  • Photobacterium damsela piscicida
  • Tenacibaculum group
  • Aeromonas
  • Mycobacterium group

At the end of the Manual, usefull diseases summary sheets are available for quick consultation.

The Manual has been developed under the framework of  the MedAID project. MedAID is a European project aiming at increasing the overall competitiveness and sustainability of the Mediterranean marine fish farming sectors throughout the value chain.

This manual is the definitive tool to improve laboratory competences, select the methods to be harmonized and secure confidence in test results throughout the Mediterranean basin.

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