An interim report on Sacramento River Chinook disease: A virus-like disease of Chinook salmon

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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Abstract

An annually recurring disease among chinook salmмом (Oncorhynchus tahawytscha) FINGERLINGs at the National Fish Hatchery at Coleman, California, was reported by Ross, Pelnar, and Rucker (1960). They presented results of experimental investigation of the disease which established that the etiologic agent was filterable, highly virulent, and resistant to antibiotics and some of the more common chemicals, and that it was apparently not transmitted in salmon product-used as food, as was shown for a virus disease of sockeye salmon (O. merka) by Guenther, watson, and Rucker (T559). Also, Ross and his co-workers (1960) indicated a relation between temperature and incidence of the disease, and speculated on the possibility of the agent's being a virus.

 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An interim report on Sacramento River Chinook disease: A virus-like disease of Chinook salmon
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1962)24[51:AIROSR]2.0.CO;2
Volume 24
Issue 2
Year Published 1962
Language English
Publisher Bureau of Fisheries, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 5 p.
First page 51
Last page 55
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N