Journal article

Use of regulatory data to describe and identify risk factors for salmonid rickettsial septicaemia in Chile, 2011-2017

Alison E Hillman, Emma J Zalcman, Amy L Burroughs, Anne Meyer, Rohan J Sadler, Ben Madin, Catriona Mackenzie, Michael P Ward, Mark A Stevenson, Alicia L Gallardo Lagno, Angus R Cameron, Brendan D Cowled

AQUACULTURE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


The bacterial disease salmonid rickettsial septicaemia (SRS) has caused substantial economic losses in the salmonid aquaculture industry, particularly in Chile. Increasing understanding of the epidemiology of this disease is important for improving the productivity and sustainability of the industry: by identifying important influences on disease occurrence, interventions can be identified and optimised to minimise disease occurrence and its effect on the industry. This study aimed to describe SRS-attributed mortality across production species, time and space in the Chilean salmonid industry; identify risk factors for mortality attributed to SRS; and generate additional hypotheses for future..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was carried out under the framework of the `Program for Aquaculture Sanitary Management' (PGSA), a project executed by the Chilean National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca), with public and private financing from the Ministry of the Economy, Development and Tourism and the Chilean Salmon Industry Association (SalmonChile).