An obscure disease of rainbow trout

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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Abstract

An annul mortality among Rainbow Trout (Salmo gairdneri) has plagued the Shelton Hatchery of the Washington State Department of Game for the last several years. No infectious agent could be isolated from the moribund fish, but histopathologica1 changes in the liver of 1-month-old fish suggested the presence of a toxic substance. Scoliosis in 3-month-old fish suggested a possible deficiency in vitamin C. With this background in mind, we designed studies to determine the nature and source of possible toxicants and the role of vitamin C deficiency in the etiology of this disease.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An obscure disease of rainbow trout
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8640(1970)32[3:AODORT]2.0.CO;2
Volume 32
Issue 1
Year Published 1970
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 6 p.
First page 3
Last page 8
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