Use of Vaccines in Finfish Aquaculture
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Yanong, Roy P. 2009. “Use of Vaccines in Finfish Aquaculture: FA156/FA156, 12/2008”. EDIS 2009 (1). Gainesville, FL.


FA156, an 8-page fact sheet by Roy P. E. Yanong, uses a question-and-answer format to address the topic of vaccine use in warm water aquaculture facilities. Includes references. Published by the UF Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, December 2008.

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Biering E., S. Villoing, I. Sommerset, and K.E. Christie. 2005. Update on viral vaccines for fish. Progress in Fish Vaccinology. Developments in Biologicals, P.J. Midtlyng, (ed.): 121:97-113.

Grisez, L., and Z. Tan. 2005. Vaccine development for Asian aquaculture. In Diseases in Asian Aquaculture, P. Walker, R. Lester, and M.G. Bondad-Reantaso (eds), V: 483-494. Fish Health Section, Asian Fisheries Society, Manila.

Hastein, T., R. Gudding, and O. Evensen. 2005. Bacterial vaccines for fish-an update of the current situation worldwide. Progress in Fish Vaccinology. Developments in Biologicals, P. J. Midtlyng, (ed), 121:55-74.

Komar, C., W.J. Enright, L. Grisez, and Z. Tan. 2004. Understanding fish vaccination. AQUA Culture AsiaPacific Magazine, pp. 27-29.

Russo, R., H. Mitchell, and R. P. E. Yanong. 2006a. Characterization of Streptococcus iniae isolated from ornamental cyprinid fishes and development of challenge models. Aquaculture 256:105-110.

Russo, R., R. P. E. Yanong, and H. Mitchell. 2006b. Dietary beta-glucans and nucleotides enhance resistance of red-tail black shark (Epalzeorhynchus bicolor, fam. Cyprinidae) to Streptococcus iniae infection. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 37:298-306.

Sommerset, I., B. Krossoy, E. Biering, and P. Frost. 2005. Vaccines for fish in aquaculture. Expert Review of Vaccines 4(1):89-101.

Code of Federal Regulations. 9CFR113.113.

USDA-APHIS Center for Veterinary Biologics websites (November 2008):

Licensed veterinary biological products list:

Currently available biologics for fish (including list of vaccines):

Virus-Serum Toxin Act (21USC151-159 et seq):

USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services autogenous vaccine guidance documents: