AQUAVETPLAN - Disease Strategy Manual - White spot disease of prawns

Publication details

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, 2013

This disease strategy manual is an integral part of the Australian Aquatic Veterinar​y Emergency Plan (AQUAVETPLAN).

The manual sets out the disease control principles for use in response to a suspected or confirmed incursion of white spot disease in Australia.

White spot disease is a serious disease of prawns, and continues to have serious effects in prawn culture in south- and south-east Asia, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East. Australia is one of the few countries with a prawn farming industry which is free of the disease.

White Spot Virus
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Disease Strategy Manual - White Spot Disease PDF 761.8 MB
Disease Strategy Manual - White Spot Disease DOCX 76558 KB

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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