Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) is a disease of common carp and carp varieties such as Koi. It can kill all the carp in a fishery, is easily spread and tends to occur in the summer when water temperatures reach between 15 oC and 28 oC. Fish showing clinical signs of the disease usually die within hours.
Supplied by Coarse Fish Farmers And Traders Association (CFFTA) Protection against Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) Aim The fisheries industry was been badly hit by the outbreak of Koi Herpes Virus in 2006. This has highlighted the problems associated with new and emergent disease and the legislative control methods that are currently in place. This
Defra today (21 May 2007) published new measures designed to combat the introduction and spread of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease and to improve the health and welfare standards of fish. On 6 April 2007 it became a legal obligation to notify suspected KHV Disease in England and Wales. Organisations participating in the Fish Welfare Group
Legal Obligation to Notify KHV Disease 1. The Diseases of Fish (England and Wales) Order 2007 (SI 2007 No.864), which came into force on 6 April 2007, makes it a legal obligation to report suspicion that inland waters have become infected with KHV Disease. 2. This legal obligation applies to any person entitled
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