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Differential characterization of emerging skin diseases of rainbow trout - a standardized approach to capturing disease characteristics and development of case definitions

Citation
Oidtmann B, LaPatra SE, Verner-Jeffreys DW, Pond M, Peeler EJ, Noguera PA, Bruno DW, St-Hilaire S, Schubiger CB, Snekvik K, Crumlish M, Green D, Metselaar M, Rodger HD, Schmidt-Posthaus H, Galeotti M & Feist SW (2013) Differential characterization of emerging skin diseases of rainbow trout - a standardized approach to capturing disease characteristics and development of case definitions, Journal of Fish Diseases, 36 (11), pp. 921-937.

Abstract
Farmed and wild salmonids are affected by a variety of skin conditions, some of which have significant economic and welfare implications. In many cases, the causes are not well understood, and one example is cold water strawberry disease of rainbow trout, also called red mark syndrome, which has been recorded in the UK since 2003. To date, there are no internationally agreed methods for describing these conditions, which has caused confusion for farmers and health professionals, who are often unclear as to whether they are dealing with a new or a previously described condition. This has resulted, inevitably, in delays to both accurate diagnosis and effective treatment regimes. Here, we provide a standardized methodology for the description of skin conditions of rainbow trout of uncertain aetiology. We demonstrate how the approach can be used to develop case definitions, using coldwater strawberry disease as an example.

Keywords
cold water strawberry disease; rainbow trout; red mark syndrome; skin diseases; US rash; US strawberry disease

StatusPublished
AuthorsOidtmann Birgit, LaPatra Scott E, Verner-Jeffreys David W, Pond Michelle, Peeler Edmund J, Noguera Patricia A, Bruno David W, St-Hilaire Sophie, Schubiger C B, Snekvik Kevin, Crumlish Margaret, Green Darren, Metselaar Matthijs, Rodger Hamish D, Schmidt-Posthaus Heike, Galeotti Marco, Feist Stephen W
Publication date11/2013
Date accepted by journal02/01/2013
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN 0140-7775
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Journal of Fish Diseases: Volume 36, Issue 11 (2013)

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