Vietnam launches first fish vaccine

fish gordonfloodThe Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s department of animal health has launched the first fish vaccine ALPHA JECT Panga 1

The vaccine can be administered through injection and guarantees protection against the Edwardsiella ictaluri bacteria that causes disease in Pangasius.

Pharmaceutical products manufacturer PHARMAQ Asia’s director Kjersti Gravningen said, “We are pleased that the license is in place as this represents a breakthrough to both the Vietnamese seafood industry and to PHARMAQ.”

Vaccination is an important measure and a step forward in controlling one of the major diseases in farmed Pangasius in the Mekong Delta.

Gravningen added, “We feel confident that ALPHA JECT Panga 1 is an efficient tool in reducing losses due to E. ictaluri and will contribute to improved fish health and increase the value of the fish.

“The vaccine is well-documented through extensive field trials conducted in close co-operation with our customers over past two-year period.”

PHARMAQ CEO Morten Nordstad said, “Our activities in Vietnamrepresent the first step of our strategy in the Asian aquaculture industry. 

“We are proud to hold the market authorisation for the first fish vaccine in Vietnam"

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