Article

Peracute vibriosis in juvenile turbot Scophthalmus maximus

Citation

Horn MT, Richards R, Roberts RJ & Smith P (1977) Peracute vibriosis in juvenile turbot Scophthalmus maximus. Journal of Fish Biology, 11 (4), pp. 355-361. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.1977.tb04129.x

Abstract
An outbreak of an acute oedematous disease characterised by orbital and abdominal swelling, and high mortality, in young turbot, was studied. The clinical and pathological picture was consistent with a circulating toxaemia principally affecting the heart, orbit and kidney. Vibrio anguillarum, virtually identical with type strain NCMB6, was isolated in pure culture from all organs of all fish. Therapy was only marginally successful using antibiotics but in a small group subjected to temperature reduction below 10°C, losses were reduced from 20 % to 5 % compared with the controls.

Journal
Journal of Fish Biology: Volume 11, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Publication date31/10/1977
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN0022-1112