Risk assessment for the design of a risk-based surveillance programme for fish farms in Switzerland (in accordance with Council Directive 2006/88/EC of the European Union).

Diserens, Nicolas; Presi, Patrick; Bernet, D; Schüpbach-Regula, Gertraud; Wahli, Thomas (2013). Risk assessment for the design of a risk-based surveillance programme for fish farms in Switzerland (in accordance with Council Directive 2006/88/EC of the European Union). Revue scientifique et technique - Office international des épizooties, 32(3), pp. 751-763. Office International des Epizooties

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Swiss aquaculture farms were assessed according to their risk of acquiring or spreading viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) and infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN). Risk factors for the introduction and spread of VHS and IHN were defined and assessed using published data and expert opinions. Among the 357 aquaculture farms identified in Switzerland, 49.3% were categorised as high risk, 49.0% as medium risk and 1.7% as low risk. According to the new Directive 2006/88/EC for aquaculture of the European Union, the frequency of farm inspections must be derived from their risk levels. A sensitivity analysis showed that water supply and fish movements were highly influential on the output of the risk assessment regarding the introduction of VHS and IHN. Fish movements were also highly influential on the risk assessment output regarding the spread of these diseases.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Center for Fish and Wildlife Health (FIWI)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute

UniBE Contributor:

Diserens, Nicolas; Presi, Patrick; Schüpbach, Gertraud and Wahli, Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0253-1933

Publisher:

Office International des Epizooties

Language:

English

Submitter:

Susanne Portner

Date Deposited:

03 Oct 2014 10:52

Last Modified:

23 Jul 2018 09:59

PubMed ID:

24761728

Web of Science ID:

000334816300013

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Aquaculture, Infectious haematopoietic necrosis, Risk Analysis, Risk factor, Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58996

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