Studies of transmission of mycobacterial infections in Chinook salmon

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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Abstract

THE INCLUSION OF VISCERA AND CARCASSES OF TUBERCULOUS ADULT SALMON IN THE DIET OF JUVENILE SALMONIDS is considered to be the major source of mycobacterial infections in hatchery-reared fish (Wood and Ordal, 1958; Ross, Earp, and Wood, 1959). In considering additional modes of infection, we speculated about transovarian transmission or a mechanical process arising from contamination of the ova at the egg-taking stage with subsequent entry of the bacteria into the egg at the time of fertilization. This paper is a report on observations made during an experiment designed to test the latter theories.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Studies of transmission of mycobacterial infections in Chinook salmon
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1962)24[147:SOTOMI]2.0.CO;2
Volume 24
Issue 4
Year Published 1962
Language English
Publisher Bureau of Fisheries, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 147
Last page 149
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