Koi herpesvirus disease confirmed in Gloucestershire
Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease has been confirmed in koi carp (Cyprinus carpio) in a fishery at Ford House Farm, Gloucestershire.
The site is now subject to statutory controls to prevent or limit the spread of the disease.; fishery equipment disinfection and movement control measures are in place and anglers must ensure that they comply with all biosecurity measures within the designated area.
The fishery owners voluntarily closed the affected water as soon as the disease problems began and reported the problem for further investigation.
KHV has no implications for human health. It is, nonetheless, a serious viral disease of fish affecting all varieties of common and ornamental carp, including carp hybrids.
Clinical signs of KHV disease may include white or necrotic patches on the gills, rough patches on the skin, sloughing mucous and sunken eyes.