Rainbow trout were fed a pelleted diet containing killed cells of the etiologic agent of a bacterial disease, redmouth. These fish in addition to appropriate controls were subsequently challenged with virulent homologous organisms. Ninety per cent of the redmouth immunized fish survived the basic challenge using virulent organisms in contrast to 20% survival for the controls. Multiple challenge doses at increased levels also are discussed.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Oral immunization of rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) against an etiologic agent of "redmouth disease"|
|Series title||Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada|
|Publisher||Canadian Science Publishing|
|Contributing office(s)||Western Fisheries Research Center|