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Bartlett, C.


US Department of Agriculture

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The United States Department of Agriculture, (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, (APHIS), Veterinary Services, (VS) Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus Control Program Standards, hereafter referred to as the Standards, establish recommended procedures for the prevention and containment of Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAV) in farm-raised Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The Standards provide guidelines for producers, APHIS-accredited veterinarians, other fish health personnel, laboratory personnel, and regulators. The eligibility of Atlantic salmon producers affected by ISA in Maine to receive indemnity is based, in part, on compliance with these Standards, and upon availability of any indemnity funds (See 9 CFR 53.10 for additional details). These Standards were originally written in 2001 by the USDA APHIS VS after numerous meetings, consultations, and discussions with members the Standards Committee of the Maine/USDA APHIS VS ISA Joint Working Group. These Standards have been revised twice since then, by the ISA Technical Board, to reflect updated information regarding ISAV/ISA transmission, diagnostic tests, and control processes.