Fish mycobacteriosis (Tuberculosis)

Fishery Leaflet 494
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The etiologic agent for the bacterial disease, "fish tuberculosis" (more correctly "mycobacteriosis"), was first observed in carp in 189& from a pond in France. Subsequently similar agents have been isolated from or observed in fish in fresh water, salt water, and brackish water, in fish in aquaria, hatcheries, and natural habitat~ (wild populations of fish). The disease has been recognized as an important infection among hatchery reared salmonid fishes on the West Coast of the United States, and in aquarium fishes such as the neon tetra, the Siamese fighting fish, and in salt water fish held in zoological displays.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Fish mycobacteriosis (Tuberculosis)
Series title Fishery Leaflet
Series number 494
Year Published 1959
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s) Leetown Science Center, Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 3 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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