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A survey of Edwardsiella ictaluri in wild catfish populations in Australia

Lymbery, A., Kueh, S., Kelly, E., Morgan, D., Buller, N., Martin, T., Ebner, B. and Donaldson, J. (2016) A survey of Edwardsiella ictaluri in wild catfish populations in Australia. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and Murdoch Universy, Perth, Western Australia.

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Abstract

This report contains the findings of the first survey of the exotic bacterium Edwardsiella ictaluri in wild freshwater fish populations in Australia. Edwardsiella ictaluri causes enteric septicaemia of catfish (ESC), which is a serious disease of farmed channel catfish in the USA. The bacterium has previously been detected in imported ornamental fish and in native catfish held in Australian aquarium facilities, but wild fish populations in Australia are considered free of the disease. The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, through the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, funded an active surveillance program to provide further evidence for this claim of disease freedom.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: Freshwater Fish Group & Fish Health Unit
Series Name: FRDC Project No 2012/050
Publisher: Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and Murdoch Universy
Copyright: © 2016 Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/36799
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