Trout hepatoma--a preliminary report

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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Abstract

Fish pathology and its role in fish culture were brought into prominence in the spring of 1960 by the disclosure of a high incidence of hepatomas in hatchery-reared rainbow trout. The current problem came to light as the result of a routine inspection of live trout shipments at a California border fish-disease checking station. This service is performed by personnel of the California Department of Fish and Game to preclude the introduction or further spread of communicable fish diseases into California watersheds. Collaborative studies which followed revealed the nationwide distribution of the disease. This unusual disease soon attracted the attention of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, the Food and Drug Administration, Public Health Service, and several western State health and conservation agencies.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Trout hepatoma--a preliminary report
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1961)23[3:THAPR]2.0.CO;2
Volume 23
Issue 1
Year Published 1961
Language English
Publisher Bureau of Fisheries, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 5 p.
First page 3
Last page 7
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N