TheRoanokeStar.com Website Reports: Veterinary Professor Finds Harmful Bacterial Pathogen in Virginia Farm-raised Rainbow Trout
Veterinary Professor Finds Harmful Bacterial Pathogen in Virginia Farm-raised Rainbow Trout
By Staff, June 16, 2023
An emerging strain of harmful bacteria has been found for the first time in farm-raised rainbow trout in Virginia.
“Other people that are culturing trout in the state need to know about it, and individuals in states around our state need to know about it,” said Stephen A. Smith, professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathology and director of the Aquatic Medicine Program at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. “Because they’re going to be seeing it probably in North Carolina soon and probably some other places with the transportation of fingerlings between states. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s already spread to other states.”