Production of salmonid amoebic gill disease by exposure to Paramoeba sp. harvested from the gills of infected fish

D. Zilberg, A. Gross, B. L. Munday

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Abstract

Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., were exposed to different concentrations of Paramoeba sp. The lowest concentration which induced amoebic gill disease (AGD) was 230 Paramoeba sp. L-1 and the severity of infection increased with increasing concentration. The concentration of Paramoeba sp. positively correlated with the number of gill lesions (R2 > 0.7). This study provides evidence that Paramoeba sp. is the causative agent of AGD and describes an experimental model that enables the severity of the induced disease to be controlled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fish Diseases
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amoebic gill disease
  • Experimental infection
  • Paramoeba sp.
  • Salmonids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Veterinary (miscellaneous)

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