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Health & Welfare

Parasitism enhances tilapia susceptibility to Flavobacterium columnare

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 

Health & Welfare

Parasitism enhances susceptibility to bacterial infection in tilapia

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.