Another Shrimp FAD?

In our last podcast, we introduced our listeners to the basics of farmed Pacific white shrimp.  But, with any commercial livestock operation comes increased risk of disease.  The first disease we discussed was infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV).  First reported this year, IHHNV was not the first shrimp FAD to occur in the […]

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The Other Side of an FAD

When we discuss foreign animal diseases, we usually think of mammals, with the occasional bird outbreak.  But, in the field of veterinary medicine, we treat all species.  Texas has extremely varied geographic terrain, allowing many different species to call this home. Farmed Pacific white shrimp offers a sustainable source of fresh shrimp to many areas […]

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Virulent Newcastle Disease

The US is currently battling another foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak.  Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) made its way into southern California and continues to spread.  Newcastle Disease is considered to be one of the most important poultry diseases worldwide.  The disease was first discovered in Indonesia in 1926. Newcastle Disease is caused by an avian […]

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Is African Swine Fever Headed Your Way?

It has been a very active summer for emerging disease outbreaks across the globe.  The US has had two outbreaks thus far and is bracing for a third.  Backyard poultry flocks have been scourged with Virulent Newcastle Disease, and commercial turkey flocks are fighting Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza.  On the heels of these outbreaks, the […]

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