Sulfadiazine for kidney disease

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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The blueback salmon fingerlings (Oncorhynchus nerka) at the U.S. Fish-Cultural Station at Winthrop, Washington, underwent an infection that was caused by a very short, Gram-positive, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacterium. A further description is impossible at this time, as the organism has not been grown satisfactorily for proper identification. The disease was characterized by white, raised areas of dead tissue mainly in the kidney: for this reason it is referred to as kidney disease. Belding and Merrill (1935) described a disease among the brook, brown, and rainbow trout at a State hatchery in Massachusetts which, from the description, might be the same as kidney disease. J.H. Wales of the California Division of Fish and Game described (unpublished manuscript, 1941) a disease in hatchery trout in California which seems to be identical to kidney disease.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Sulfadiazine for kidney disease
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8640(1951)13[135:SFKD]2.0.CO;2
Volume 13
Issue 3
Year Published 1951
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Description 3 p.
First page 135
Last page 137
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