Marian Mcloughlin

Veterinary Surgeon

Marian joined Fish Vet Group in 2014. She is Veterinary graduate of University College Dublin (UCD). Following a period in mixed practice in Antrim, she joined the pathology department of Veterinary Sciences Division (VSD) in 1981 investigating endemic and exotic diseases of production animals. She set up the Fish Disease unit at VSD in 1989 and has since specialised in farmed fish production and disease. Here she was part of the team that discovered the first ever alphavirus in fish which causes Pancreas Disease in farmed Atlantic salmon, a major constraint on profitable salmonid production.

Marian is recognised as a world expert on this group of diseases and gained her PhD from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in 1999, and RCVS specialist status in Fish Health and Production in 2000. Since then she has been a self-employed knowledge-based consultant to the global salmonid aquaculture industry. Her main activities have been on the development of vaccines for farmed fish, (>300 million salmon are vaccinated annually), fish histopathology, innovative feed additives to improve health and survival, and troubleshooting difficult problems.

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