The use of injection vaccination in the farmed fish industry has contributed significantly to its overall success. Vaccination is used as a preventative treatment for healthy fish and has proved highly beneficial on many levels when compared to the treatment of diseased fish by antibiotics. To put it simply 'A Gram of Prevention is Worth a Kilo of Cure'. See the chart Fish Vaccination The Basics
Whilst vaccines do not currently exist for all diseases, where a vaccine is available its use is highly beneficial.
- • Reduced Morbidity and Mortality
• Higher Growth Rates
• Higher Quality End Product
• Reduced Treatment Costs and Labour Costs
• Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable
The benefits of using vaccination methods combine to increase profitability and significantly reduce the environmental impact making it the first choice, when it is available, in the prevention of disease.