Lisa Jordan, M.Sc. – Control and combat of koi herpesvirus
Lisa Jordan, M.Sc. – Development of innovative measures to control and combat koi herpesvirus
The carp farming(/carp aquaculture) plays locally and internationally an important source of high-quality fish. Additionally, fish ponds have a long-lasting history in Franconia, shape our landscape and offer important habitats for aquatic fauna and flora.
However, carp farms are threatened in a number of regions by the Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3), also known as koi herpesvirus (KHV). Outbreaks of the disease caused by this virus may cause severe economic losses due to the high mortality, the related costs for killing the fish and for disinfecting the ponds, as well as due to the losses of the fish as a product. Unfortunately, currently only few measures to prevent infections and no therapies against them are available.
Therefore, the aim of the project is to develop improved diagnostic methods and new vaccines to contain the disease in endemic regions and prevent its further spread.
This project is carried out in close cooperation with researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, the Fraunhofer-Institution for Marine Biotechnology, the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute and the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety. It is financed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food, due to a resolution of the German Bundestag, via the Federal Institute for Agriculture and Food (project number: 2815HS010).
Jordan LK, Amtmann A, Heidenreich E, Christian J, Buchholz R, Becker AM (2017): Examination of Infection Parameters for Replication of Israeli Isolate of Koi Herpesvirus in Common Carp Brain Cells. J Virol Antivir Res 6:3