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Crayfish disease diagnostics

Towards a Nordic standard

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Crayfish utilization is a long-standing Scandinavian tradition, which unfortunately has suffered a major drawback with the introduction of crayfish plague disease about a hundred years ago. In spite of intensive research many problems in management and diagnosis of this disease are not yet solved. To evaluate ongoing research and diagnostic methodology in different countries, representatives of diagnostic laboratories involved in crayfish disease diagnostics were invited to a workshop in Kuopio to discuss the problems with crayfish diseases. The workshop was held at the Kuopio unit of the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira. Participants from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia were present, as well as the OIE expert from the reference laboratory for crayfish plague. In the programme of the first day the state of crayfish stocks, crayfish diseases and diagnostic methods used in each country were presented and discussed. During the second day diagnostic methods were discussed in detail, as well as research projects concerning crayfish diseases. The workshop has been made possible by way of a grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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Diagnostic methods for crayfish plague across Europe

National reference laboratories for aquatic animal diseases across Europe were contacted to find out if they were investigating crayfish disease outbreaks and if yes, if they had methods in place to diagnose crayfish plague. Scandinavian countries were not included in the study since the methods of diagnosis used in those countries were going to be presented at the meeting.

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