Trova Trout

Disease Surveillance

All Trova Trout’s facilities are certified by the global authority on animal health known as the OIE. Routine sampling for OIE notifiable diseases occurs every six months under the watchful eye of Trova Trout’s assigned aquaculture veterinarian. Live trout eggs as well as tissue samples from the liver, spleen, pyloric caeca, heart, kidney, and encephalon are taken. The samples are submitted to the virology department of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute. Virus isolation takes place on the RTG2, CHSE, and EPC cell lines.

Trova Trout’s Rainbow (Oncorhyncus mykiss) and Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) are certified pathogen-free from the following diseases:

• IHN (infectious haematopoietic necrosis)
• VHS (viral haemorrhagic septicaemia)
• ISA (infectious salmon anaemia)
• SAV (salmonid alphavirus)
• EHN (epizootic haematopoietic necrosis)
• EUS (Aphanomyces invadans)
• IPN (infectious pancreatic necrosis)
• BKD (bacterial kidney disease)
• Whirling Disease (Myxosomacerebralis)

All international shipments are accompanied by health certificates.