Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (KHV or CyHV3) and its evolutionary future as a biological control agent for carp in Australia – download the paper.

I had a read of the paper shared by Brad Bradley via Facebook – thank you.

The first paragraph is filled with assumptions about carp being a major cause of (rather than carp being a symptom of) aquatic ecosystem damage.

Here it also states that once KHV is released, there will be continued release of more devastating viruses, to kill fish that develop natural immunity.

But what I find most disconcerting is that it says, “the release of CyHV-3 undoubtedly represents a unique and exciting natural experiment…”

Would it be okay for me to say that I’m not in the least bit excited?

Read the paper, download the open-access paper here –

Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

Ph: +61 421 822 383


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