Monday, March 12, 2007

KY Trout Disease Free

22 states already have a whirling disease problem but according to this article from the Louisville Courier Journal, for the moment Kentucky is in the clear.

"We put a great amount of emphasis on disease testing," said James Gray, who manages the Wolf Creek facility."

The hatchery produces all of the 800,000 trout annually stocked in Kentucky. The eggs come from broodstock fish in Montana, West Virginia, Tennessee and Wyoming. Those fish are inspected regularly.
"Our broodstock are tested twice a year for whirling and other diseases," Gray said.

Photo from the Whirling Disease foundation.

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