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White Tail Disease

Last Modified: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:33:41 GMT
Disease name White Tail Disease
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Crustaceans
Definition White tail disease (WTD) or white muscle disease (WMD) is defined as a viral infection caused by Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (MrNV) and its associate extra small virus (XSV). They cause a milky whitish appearance in larvae/postlarvae (PL)/early juveniles, and are responsible for large-scale mortalities in the freshwater prawn M. rosenbergii.
Status in Ireland Not Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Contact Fiona Geoghegan (Fish Health Manager)
Legislation
Link to relevant external website http://www.marine.ie/Home/
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/aahm/current/2.2.07_WTD.pdf
Publications