Citation Schelkle B, Shinn A, Peeler EJ & Cable J (2009) Treatment of gyrodactylid infections in fish. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 86 (1), pp. 65-75. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-70349453774&md5=a592d0cbdbe50d0a55b93d218a971405; https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02087
Abstract Since Norway experienced the devastating Gyrodactylus salaris (Monogenea) epidemics in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar, there has been heightened interest in how to treat gyrodactylosis in fish. Here we summarize chemical treatments previously used against gyrodactylids and discuss the main problems associated with these control measures including efficacy, host toxicity, human health concerns and application of treatments. Unfortunately, for these reasons and because of the different methodologies and different parasite and host species used in previous studies, it is difficult to recommend effective chemotherapeutic treatments. However, we suggest a method for manual removal of gyrodactylids from the host suitable for use in small-scale research facilities.
Keywords Gyrodactylus; Control treatment; Efficacy; Toxicity
Journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms: Volume 86, Issue 1
Schelkle, Bettina; Shinn, Andrew; Peeler, Edmund J; Cable, Joanne