Dublin 2015

The 2015 TriNation meeting was held at Trinity college in Dublin on June 3-4th. Below is the program, with links to upoaded presentations (Some presentations can not be published due to sensitive information).

Welcome & Situation updates:

Welcome           Charles McGurk, Chairman of TriNation

PD HSMI & CMS update from Norway                 Brit Hjeltnes & Anne-Berit Olsen, NVI

Diagnostic trends in PD, HSMI etc. in Scotland and Ireland over last 5 years           Filipe Nunes & Paul Savage, AFBI

Pancreas disease update from Ireland and Scotland                                               Hamish Rodger, Vet-Aqua International & Angela Ashby FishVet Group

Industry perspectives: 

Experiences from Scotland            Iain Berrill, Scottish Salmon Producers organisation

PD in Norway – Can we prevent further spread?                Tore Hovland, MSD Norway

Situation of PD, HSMI & CMS in Shetland Isles             David Sutherland, Shetlandvets

PD Mapping Study – Scotland and Ireland                                       Dafydd Morris, MSD

Functional feeds with krill meal reduce heart pathology and viral load in heart of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)                                  Ralph Bickerdike & John Tinsley, BioMar AS


A: Practical aspects about PD-management. What measures are effective against PD and what are not?                                                          Chair: Chris Mitchell, Pharmaq

B: Current and future challenges of PD-diagnostics.           Chairs: Marian McLoughlin, Fishvetgroup and Anne-Berit Olsen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute

New research: Disease control (Incl breeding): 

PD strategy and control measures in Norway                                                           Martin Binde, Norwegian food and safety authority

A simplified approach to assessing economics of alternative Pancreas disease (PD) control policies                                    Alexander Murray, Marine laboratory Scotland

Experiences with PD                                                  Bård Skjelstad, Salmar Norway

Genomic selection for PD resistance, what can we expect?                                       Ashie Norris, Marine Harvest

Marker-assisted selection for increased resistance to PD in Atlantic salmon &  Marker-assisted selection for increased resistance to CMS in Atlantic salmon                           Vibeke Emilsen, Aquagen AS &  Sissel Kjøglum, Aquagen AS

Breeding towards resistance for PD                              Borghild Hillestad, Salmobreed

New research: Immunology, virology and vaccination:

Function of proteins in piscine myocarditis virus       Karine Lindmo, PHARMAQ AS

Experimental co-infections of PRV and SAV in Atlantic salmon                              Morten Lund, Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Atlantic salmon post-smolts are more susceptible to SAV infection during the initial phase after seawater transfer             Sonal Patel, Institute of Marine Research

PD vaccination protects against SPDV subtypes 2 and 3                                        Kristian Ulven, MSD Animal Health Norway AS

Effect of PD-vaccination on shedding of SPDV post challenge                                 Ingunn Sommerset, MSD AH Norge AS

General discussion and identifying gaps and priorities                                             Chairs: Charles McGurk & Britt Bang Jensen

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