Accession Number : ADA322952

Title :   Edwardsiella: Infections of Fishes.

Descriptive Note : Fish Health Bulletin no. 1,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE KEARNEYSVILLE WV NATIONAL FISH HEALTH RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Bullock, G. L. ; McCraren, J. P.

PDF Url : ADA322952

Report Date : 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Cultured fish are often under stress from crowding, low levels of dissolved oxygen, presence of excretory products, etc. and are susceptible to infection by many types of bacteria. Two important disease causing bacteria are Edwardsiella tarda and E. ictaluri, the cause of enteric septicemia of catfish (ESC). Mortalities in cultured eel and catfish are caused by the adaptable and opportunistic E. tarda. However, E. ictaluri is more prevalent in catfish and often produces devastating mortalities on catfish farms.

Descriptors :   *BACTERIA, *OXYGEN, *INFECTIOUS DISEASES, LOW LEVEL, MORTALITY RATE, FARMS, DISSOLVING, FISHES.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE