Welcome to Aquatic Animal Health

The HBOI Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory began offering services in 1999. The lab offers a variety of analytical services to shrimp and fish farmers in the U.S. and around the world. Analytical and diagnostic services are initially focused on diseases of cultured penaeid shrimp. The diagnostic services offered include histology, gene probe assays (both dot blot and in situ hybridization), PCR assays for major shrimp viruses, bacterial isolation and identification and antibiotic sensitivity tests. The turn around time for analyses is usually one week from the time the sample is received at the laboratory.


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