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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Integrated Aquatic Animal Health Strategies

Location: Aquatic Animal Health Research

Title: Fish Vaccines in Aquaculture

Authors
item Wei Pridgeon, Yuping
item Klesius, Phillip

Submitted to: Global Aquaculture Advocate
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: March 15, 2010
Publication Date: May 1, 2010
Citation: Pridgeon, Y.W., Klesius, P.H. 2010. Fish Vaccines in Aquaculture. Global Aquaculture Advocate. May/June issue: 18-19.

Technical Abstract: Vaccination is a proven, cost-effective method to prevent infectious diseases in animals. Current fish vaccines can be categorized as killed fish vaccines or modified live vaccines. The major advantage of live vaccine is their ability to stimulate both cell-mediated and humoral immune responses for a long duration. Killed vaccines may be safer for the environment. Different vaccination methods also offer advantages and disadvantages.

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