Yellow head disease (YHD) of Penaeid shrimp is characterised by high and rapid mortality, typically accompanied by the gross signs of yellowing of the cephalothorax and general bleaching of body colour.
Yellow head Disease is considered to be infection with Yellow head Virus (YHV) – Genotype 1 a positive stranded RNA virus which is one of six known genotypes in the yellow head complex of viruses and is the only known agent of yellow head disease.
Prevalence of YHV is very high in farmed and wild populations of P. monodon in Australia, East Africa and Asia. YHV can induce up to 100% mortality in infected P. monodon ponds within 3 days of the first appearance of clinical signs.
As no preventive measures are available, accurate and timely diagnosis is the only way for effective management.
|#||Product||Cat. No.||Reaction size/kit|
|1||Pathodetect-YHD Detection Kit||PYH25||25|
|2||Pathodetect-YHD Detection Kit||PYH50||50|
|3||Pathodetect-YHD Detection Kit||PYH100||100|