• Bogotá: Cra 70 F No. 78 A - 84. 
    Cartagena: Calle 32 No. 8A – 33 CC La Matuna Ofic. 215
    Punta Canoa: Laboratorio Ceniacua.
  • contacto@ceniacua.org
  • Bogotá: +57-1-2517321 
    Cartagena: +57-6-6601265
    Punta Canoa: (576) 735092.

Aquatic animal health

The program aims Health and Biosecurity is to strengthen and consolidate the Colombian aquaculture sector , through activities to understand, identify , manage and control disease shrimp and other species ( cobia and tilapia ) representing a potential or actual risk production in Colombia .

The program consists of three lines of research: 1) diagnosis , 2 ) Control and prevention and 3 ) Interaction study pathogen -host - environment .

I) Diagnosis

  • The aim of this line of diagnosis is the presence of major infectious diseases occurring in aquaculture species studied. These techniques are :

    • Microbiology
    • Primary Isolation
    • Enumeration and identification
    • Antibiograms
    • Minimum Inhibitory Concentration ( MIC )
    • Histology
    • H & E staining
    • Special staining
    • In situ hybridization probes
    • Molecular Biology
    • Chain reaction PCR polymerase
    • Reverse transcription polymerase RT -PCR
    • Real-time PCR
    • Bioassays.
    • Challenge tests
    • TSV
    • WSSV
    • Vibrios

II ) Control and Prevention

  • The objective of this research is to prevent the entry of exotic diseases crop production in Colombia and minimize the effect of endemic diseases to improve aquaculture production in Colombia.Como part of strategies to control and prevent it takes a newspaper in order to determine the prevalence and distribution of infectious diseases monitoring.

    CENIACUA Biosafety protocol has already implemented in the shrimp industry in both the Atlantic and Pacific coast of Colombia. Also CENIACUA is currently developing the Biosafety Protocol for tilapia and cobia.

III ) interaction pathogen -host - environment :

  • The objective of this line is the study of the interaction between the major infectious diseases with the environment and with the host. So far there have been various studies that have been able to establish the relationship of diseases that affect shrimp farming with environmental conditions.