Day 2: 13 Nov 2019 - 10:25 – 11:25 AM
Diseases such as White Faeces Syndrome (WFD) and Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) or Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND) cause significant economic losses for shrimp farmers in Asia. With regard to WFD, since 2017, the ShrimpVet lab has been working on transmission models for WFD with focus on bacterial etiology. Several management strategies have successfully been applied, including: algal bloom control, better feed management, probiotics application, better bio-remediation strategies, and functional diets. In Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) or Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND), ShrimpVet has formulated better hatchery, nursery, and grow out protocols on sanitation, probiotics, and bio-remediation. Since many Vietnamese farms have adopted these new farming protocols, shrimp culture has become more predictable, explaining the fast increase of Vietnamese shrimp production in recent years.