What is Spring Viremia of Carp?
Spring viremia of carp is cause by an RNA virus.
Signs of SVC:
-Darkening of skin
-Hemorrhages in the gills, skin, and eye
-Pinpoint hemorrhages in the swim bladder
-Concurrent infection with bacteria
-Decreased respiration rate
-Loss of equilibrium
There are no antiviral drugs to treat SVC. Manipulating temperature is the most practical means of preventing of controlling mortality. Keeping the water temperature above 20*C (68*F) may help contribute to prevent a potention outbreak. Fish exposed to stressors become more likely to contract the virus due to immune system suppression.
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