Friday, July 07, 2006

KHV(Koi Herpes Virus) Update Report

I mentioned the news of an outbreak of KHV(Koi Herpes Virus) in Japan's Niigata Prefecture on Wednesday and a follow-up report has been issued today. The report by the Niigata director for The All Japan Nishikigoi Promotion Association outlines their efforts to eliminate the disease. Working with the breeders and local authorities they have traced the spread of the infection to 8 breeders whose koi came into contact with diseased koi from one breeder. All koi concerned have been culled and measures put in place so no doubt is left for a repeat situation

The people of the Niigata Prefecture are very proud of their koi and so I hope this isn't too damaging. I'm sure they will do everything possible to protect their reputation for the best koi in the world.

No doubt they won't be using the same breeder again.

INPC-International Nishikigoi Promotion Center


At 8:57 PM, Anonymous More amout KHV said...

I always keep an eye on the INPC website ( for warnings about KHV.

The KHV outbreak seems to have been limited to Sakai Hiroshima Fish Farm.


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