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Vaccination against bacterial kidney disease: Chapter 22

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Edited by:
Roar Edited by Gudding, Atle Lillehaug, Øystein Evensen
DOI: 10.1002/9781118806913.ch22

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Abstract

Bacterial kidney disease (BKD) of salmonid fishes, caused by Renibacterium salmoninarum, has been recognized as a serious disease in salmonid fishes since the 1930s. This chapter discusses the occurrence and significance, etiology, and pathogenesis of vibriosis. It then describes the different vaccination procedures and the effects and side-effects of vaccination. Despite years of research, however, only a single vaccine has been licensed for prevention of BKD, and has demonstrated variable efficacy. Therefore, in addition to a presentation of the current status of BKD vaccination, a discussion of potential future directions for BKD vaccine development is included in the chapter. This discussion is focused on the unique characteristics of R. salmoninarum and its biology, as well as aspects of the salmonid immune system that might be explored specifically to develop more effective vaccines for BKD prevention.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Vaccination against bacterial kidney disease: Chapter 22
DOI:
10.1002/9781118806913.ch22
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Contributing office(s):
Western Fisheries Research Center
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Fish Vaccination