Improving Disease Resistance in Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout to Flavobacterium psychrophilum

Project Summary

Project life: 48 months

Anticipated Benefits

The development and application of a F. psychrophilum immersion challenge model in Atlantic salmon to enable assessment of susceptibility of families to disease so that markers of resistance can be determined. Determination of RTFS resistant rainbow trout susceptibility to other economically significant diseases, such as Proliferative Kidney Disease (PKD) and Red Mark Syndrome (RMS) using tests already developed at IoA.


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  • AquaGen Scotland Ltd
  • The Institute of Aquaculture at The University of Stirling
  • Cooke Aquaculture Scotland
  • DawnFresh Ltd