This study investigated factors that predisposed catfish to motile Aeromonas septicemia (MAS) caused by virulent Aeromonas hydrophila (vAh). Results revealed that wounding on fish body surface was important for vAh infection and disease development.
The authors conducted a study to evaluate whether treatment of Trichodina-parasitized tilapia with formalin would improve fish survival and reduce F. columnare infection. Tilapia not treated with formalin showed significantly higher mortality than treated fish.
The bacterium Flavobacterium columnare and parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (Ich) are common pathogens that can cause heavy economic losses for fish culture. The authors conducted a study to evaluate the susceptibility of hybrid tilapia to F. columnare, including fish mortality and
The authors used Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (ich) and fluorescent-tagged Edwardsiella ictaluri to examine whether parasites vector bacteria into fish.
The authors conducted a study to evaluate whether tilapia infected with Gyrodactylus were more susceptible to Streptococcus iniae. The research found that fish with a solo infection of Gyrodactylus or Streptococcus had less than 7 percent total mortality.
Vaccination against the Ich parasite is an alternative to chemical treatment. Fish develop a humoral immune response to trophont antigens, with the degree of protection related to the immunizing doses of trophonts used.
In a study, vaccination of juvenile tilapia by bath immersion followed by two booster vaccinations stimulated specific antibody responses and protection against S. iniae challenge.