Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease
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Hartman, Kathleen H., Roy P. Yanong, Deborah B. Pouder, B. Denise Petty, Ruth Francis-Floyd, and Allen C. Riggs. 2008. “Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease: VM-149/VM113, Rev. 10/2008”. EDIS 2008 (7). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-vm113-2008.


Revised! VM-149, a 9-page illustrated fact sheet by Kathleen H. Hartman, Roy P.E. Yanong, Deborah B. Pouder, B. Denise Petty, Ruth Francis-Floyd, and Allen C. Riggs, informs veterinarians, biologists, fish producers and hobbyists about the KHV disease in a question-and-answer format. Includes glossary and references. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, October 2008.

VM-149/VM113: Koi Herpesvirus Disease (KHVD) (ufl.edu)

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