18th December 2018

New study shows screening for IHHNV could prove highly profitable

Screening of broodstock prior to spawning and/or early postlarval shrimp prior to pond stocking for the pathogen IHHNV could prove highly profitable, simply by excluding high load stocks from production. A new study by Sellars et al 2019* demonstrates an increase in value by AU $67,000/ha by stocking only low load or no load IHHNV Black Tiger shrimp postlarvae. Shrimp MultiPath is the ideal tool to empower farm managers with the data required to make informed management decisions to deliver such improvements in profitability.

*Sellars, M.J., Cowley, J.A., Musson, D., Rao, M., Menzies, M., Coman, G.J., Murphy, M. 2019. Reduced growth performance of Black Tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) infected with infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus. Aquaculture 488: 160-166.