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Byline: Cindy Snyder
Jun. 18--TWIN FALLS, Idaho--The answer to controlling outbreaks of cold water disease might come from new technology, but the key to reducing the problem in the meantime is old-fashioned management.
"Prevention is always better than treatment," said Ken Cain.
That's why the University of Idaho assistant professor in aquaculture and fish health is working to develop new vaccines for fish. But the process is hampered by a lack of knowledge about the fish immune system.
"We don't understand the non-specific immune system. That's very important in fish because water is such a good pathogen carrier," Cain told members of …