Diagnostic Manuals

Detailed diagnostic methods and procedures for listed fish diseases.

The Animal Health Law, Regulation (EU) 2016/429, was fully implemented by 21st April 2021 repealing the former EU Commission Decision 2015/1554 on Surveillance and Diagnostic Methods and Council Directive 2006/88 that from 20st April 2021 was no longer in force.

The actual rules for surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease-free status for listed and emerging diseases is given in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689.

The categorization of listed diseases is given in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1882 from where it is given that Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis (EHN) falls into Category A (+D &E), as a disease that does not normally occur in the Union and for which immediate eradication measures must be taken. 

Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS), Infectious hematopoietic necrosis and infection with HPR-deleted infectious salmon anaemia falls into the category C diseases (+ D & E): means listed diseases which is of relevance to some Member States and for which measures are needed to prevent it from spreading to parts of the Union that are officially disease-free or that have eradication programmes for the listed disease concerned.

Finally, Infection with Koi Herpes Virus only falls into category E: means a listed disease for which there is a need for surveillance within the Union.

According to regulation (EU) 2020/689 the Category C diseases Infection with VHSV, – IHNV and – HPR-deleted ISAV, samples shall be tested using one or more of the diagnostic methods in accordance with the detailed diagnostic methods and procedures approved by the EURL for fish diseases.

These detailed diagnostic procedures are given in the respective Sampling and Diagnostic Manuals linked under each of the listed diseases. 

For the Cat. A disease EHN a link is given to the chapter on Infection with EHNV in the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals and shall be followed until the approved EURL Manual is uploaded on this website.

For the Cat. E disease Infection with KHV similarly a link is given to the chapter on Infection with KHV in the OIE Aquatic Manual and shall be followed until the approved EURL Manual is uploaded on this website.

 

 

https://www.eurl-fish-crustacean.eu/Fish/Diagnostic-Manuals
10 MAY 2021