fish diseases

Summary

Summary: Diseases of freshwater, marine, hatchery or aquarium fish. This term includes diseases of both teleosts (true fish) and elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates).

Top Publications

  1. Wang R, Sun L, Bao L, Zhang J, Jiang Y, Yao J, et al. Bulk segregant RNA-seq reveals expression and positional candidate genes and allele-specific expression for disease resistance against enteric septicemia of catfish. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:929 pubmed publisher
    ..Coupling of RNA-seq with bulked segregant analysis (BSA) should allow correlation of expression patterns and associated SNPs with the phenotypes...
  2. Key T, Read J, Nibert M, Duncan R. Piscine reovirus encodes a cytotoxic, non-fusogenic, integral membrane protein and previously unrecognized virion outer-capsid proteins. J Gen Virol. 2013;94:1039-50 pubmed publisher
    ..The presence of a novel integral membrane protein and two previously unrecognized, essential outer-capsid proteins has important implications for the biology, evolution and taxonomic classification of this virus...
  3. Phillips R, Ventura A, deKoning J, Nichols K. Mapping rainbow trout immune genes involved in inflammation reveals conserved blocks of immune genes in teleosts. Anim Genet. 2013;44:107-13 pubmed publisher
  4. Karlsen M, Tingbø T, Solbakk I, Evensen Ø, Furevik A, Aas Eng A. Efficacy and safety of an inactivated vaccine against Salmonid alphavirus (family Togaviridae). Vaccine. 2012;30:5688-94 pubmed publisher
    ..The results confirm that efficient and safe protection against SAV infection and development of PD is possible using an inactivated virus vaccine, both alone and as a component in a polyvalent vaccine. ..
  5. Larsen H, Austbø L, Mørkøre T, Thorsen J, Hordvik I, Fischer U, et al. Pigment-producing granulomatous myopathy in Atlantic salmon: a novel inflammatory response. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;33:277-85 pubmed publisher
    ..We demonstrate that melanin production occurs in granulomatous inflammation in salmon, revealing a close and hitherto unreported link between the pigmentary and immune systems...
  6. Salinas I, Zhang Y, Sunyer J. Mucosal immunoglobulins and B cells of teleost fish. Dev Comp Immunol. 2011;35:1346-65 pubmed publisher
  7. Hamre L, Nilsen F. Individual fish tank arrays in studies of Lepeophtheirus salmonis and lice loss variability. Dis Aquat Organ. 2011;97:47-56 pubmed publisher
    ..The loss of females appeared to be a process somewhat selective against large individuals. Inherent qualities of the host appeared to be of little significance in explaining the variability in loss of preadult/adult lice...
  8. Arnizaut A, Hanson L. Antibody response of channel catfish after channel catfish virus infection and following dexamethasone treatment. Dis Aquat Organ. 2011;95:189-201 pubmed publisher
    ..The combined data suggest restricted re-activation of CCV in our experimental system. Primary and secondary responses and virus gene expression were demonstrated in CCVlacZ-exposed fish but were less frequent than in CCV-exposed fish...
  9. Clausen J, Madsen H, Murrell K, Phan Thi V, Nguyen Manh H, Viet K, et al. Relationship between snail population density and infection status of snails and fish with zoonotic trematodes in Vietnamese carp nurseries. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6:e1945 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we analyzed the association between snail population density and heterophyid trematode infection in snails with the rate of FZT transmission to juvenile fish raised in carp nurseries...

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  1. Pardo B, Millán A, Gomez Tato A, Fernandez C, Bouza C, Alvarez Dios J, et al. Gene expression profiles of spleen, liver, and head kidney in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) along the infection process with Philasterides dicentrarchi using an immune-enriched oligo-microarray. Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2012;14:570-82 pubmed publisher
    ..The information obtained will aid to understand the turbot immune response and will specifically be valuable to develop strategies of defense to P. dicentrarchi to achieve more resistant broodstocks for turbot industry...
  2. Li C, Zhang Y, Wang R, Lu J, Nandi S, Mohanty S, et al. RNA-seq analysis of mucosal immune responses reveals signatures of intestinal barrier disruption and pathogen entry following Edwardsiella ictaluri infection in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;32:816-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Understanding of molecular mechanisms of pathogen entry during infection will provide insight into strategies for selection of resistant catfish brood stocks against various diseases...
  3. Fournier G, Boutier M, Stalin Raj V, Mast J, Parmentier E, Vanderwalle P, et al. Feeding Cyprinus carpio with infectious materials mediates cyprinid herpesvirus 3 entry through infection of pharyngeal periodontal mucosa. Vet Res. 2012;43:6 pubmed publisher
    ..They led to comparable clinical signs and mortality rate. The results of the present study suggest that, based on epidemiological conditions, CyHV-3 can enter carp either by skin or periodontal pharyngeal mucosal infection...
  4. Wortberg F, Nardy E, Contzen M, Rau J. Identification of Yersinia ruckeri from diseased salmonid fish by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. J Fish Dis. 2012;35:1-10 pubmed publisher
    ..The differentiation of sorbitol-positive variants of Y. ruckeri using FT-IR was demonstrated...
  5. Gleeson R, Adlard R. Phylogenetic relationships amongst Chloromyxum Mingazzini, 1890 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea), and the description of six novel species from Australian elasmobranchs. Parasitol Int. 2012;61:267-74 pubmed publisher
  6. Rakus K, Irnazarow I, Adamek M, Palmeira L, Kawana Y, Hirono I, et al. Gene expression analysis of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) lines during Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 infection yields insights into differential immune responses. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;37:65-76 pubmed publisher
    ..It is also demonstrated that the outcome of this severe disease in large extent could be controlled by genetic factors of the host...
  7. Yuasa K, Kurita J, Kawana M, Kiryu I, Oseko N, Sano M. Development of mRNA-specific RT-PCR for the detection of koi herpesvirus (KHV) replication stage. Dis Aquat Organ. 2012;100:11-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicate that the RT-PCR developed in this study is mRNA-specific and that the assay can detect the replicating stage of KHV from both fish and cultured cells infected with the virus...
  8. Li Y, Luo X, Dan X, Qiao W, Huang X, Li A. Molecular cloning of orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides) TLR21 and expression analysis post Cryptocaryon irritans infection. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;32:476-81 pubmed publisher
  9. Paley R, Andreou D, Bateman K, Feist S. Isolation and culture of Sphaerothecum destruens from Sunbleak (Leucaspius delineatus) in the UK and pathogenicity experiments in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Parasitology. 2012;139:904-14 pubmed publisher
    ..Challenge experiments indicated the spores are able to replicate and disperse in Atlantic salmon and are associated with increased mortality (up to 90%) when injected intraperitonealy...
  10. Evenhuis J, Cleveland B. Modulation of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) intestinal immune gene expression following bacterial challenge. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2012;146:8-17 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings demonstrate that measurable changes in immune gene expression occur in the intestine of rainbow trout following bath challenge with Y. ruckeri or injection challenge with F. psychrophilum...
  11. Darwish A, Bebak J, Schrader K. Assessment of Aquaflor(®) , copper sulphate and potassium permanganate for control of Aeromonas hydrophila and Flavobacterium columnare infection in sunshine bass, Morone chrysops female × Morone saxatilis male. J Fish Dis. 2012;35:637-47 pubmed publisher
    ..05) than the non-treated (61%). The results illustrate clear benefit of florfenicol and copper sulphate against a mixed infection of A. hydrophila and F. columnare...
  12. Hedegaard Clausen J, Madsen H, Murrell K, Van P, Thu H, Do D, et al. Prevention and control of fish-borne zoonotic trematodes in fish nurseries, Vietnam. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18:1438-45 pubmed publisher
    ..These interventions can be used in the development of programs for sustained control of zoonotic trematodes in farmed fish...
  13. Ballesteros N, Saint Jean S, Encinas P, Pérez Prieto S, Coll J. Oral immunization of rainbow trout to infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (Ipnv) induces different immune gene expression profiles in head kidney and pyloric ceca. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;33:174-85 pubmed publisher
    ..The identification of new gene markers on head kidney/pyloric ceca could be used to follow up and/or to improve immunity during fish oral vaccination...
  14. de Bruijn I, Belmonte R, Anderson V, Saraiva M, Wang T, van West P, et al. Immune gene expression in trout cell lines infected with the fish pathogenic oomycete Saprolegnia parasitica. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;38:44-54 pubmed publisher
    ..parasitica. These results demonstrate that particular immune genes are up-regulated in response to S. parasitica infection and that AMPs may play a crucial role in the first line of defence against oomycetes in fish...
  15. Sunarto A, Liongue C, McColl K, Adams M, Bulach D, Crane M, et al. Koi herpesvirus encodes and expresses a functional interleukin-10. J Virol. 2012;86:11512-20 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report describing the characteristics of a functional viral IL-10 gene in the Alloherpesviridae...
  16. Kumar G, Ravichandran S, Trilles J. Observation on an isopod parasitizing the edible fish Parastromateus niger in the Parangipettai coast of India. J Environ Biol. 2012;33:191-3 pubmed
    ..It seems that such parasitism depends particularly on the season and on the host sex...
  17. Li N, Zhang L, Zhang J, Liu Z, Huang B, Zhang S, et al. Type I restriction-modification system and its resistance in electroporation efficiency in Flavobacterium columnare. Vet Microbiol. 2012;160:61-8 pubmed publisher
    ..columnare G(4). It will be of significant interest to examine the composition and diversity of R-M systems in strains of F. columnare in order to set up a suitable genetic manipulation system for the bacterium...
  18. Panzarin V, Fusaro A, Monne I, Cappellozza E, Patarnello P, Bovo G, et al. Molecular epidemiology and evolutionary dynamics of betanodavirus in southern Europe. Infect Genet Evol. 2012;12:63-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, our analyses yielded novel data on the evolutionary dynamics and phylogeography of betanodaviruses and therein provides a more complete understanding of the distribution and evolution of different genotypes in Southern Europe...
  19. Corsaro D, Work T. Candidatus Renichlamydia lutjani, a Gram-negative bacterium in internal organs of blue-striped snapper Lutjanus kasmira from Hawaii. Dis Aquat Organ. 2012;98:249-54 pubmed publisher
    ..We provide molecular evidence that CLO are a new member of Chlamydiae, i.e. Candidatus Renichlamydia lutjani, that represents the first reported case of chlamydial infection in organs other than the gill in fishes...
  20. Gadan K, Sandtrø A, Marjara I, Santi N, Munang andu H, Evensen Ø. Stress-induced reversion to virulence of infectious pancreatic necrosis virus in naïve fry of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e54656 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, these results indicate that stress plays a key role in viral replication in vivo and can facilitate conditions that will allow reversion from attenuated virus variants of IPNV...
  21. Krasnov A, Timmerhaus G, Schiøtz B, Torgersen J, Afanasyev S, Iliev D, et al. Genomic survey of early responses to viruses in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. Mol Immunol. 2011;49:163-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Apparently, a number of genes involved in antiviral responses in salmon have acquired different functional roles in higher vertebrates...
  22. Hershberger P, Gregg J, Grady C, LaPatra S, Winton J. Passive immunization of Pacific herring against viral hemorrhagic septicemia. J Aquat Anim Health. 2011;23:140-7 pubmed publisher
  23. Lv J, Huang R, Li H, Luo D, Liao L, Zhu Z, et al. Cloning and characterization of the grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) Toll-like receptor 22 gene, a fish-specific gene. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;32:1022-31 pubmed publisher
    ..None of the SNPs was associated with the resistance of grass carp to GCRV. These results suggested a role for CiTLR22 in mediating immune protection against viral infection in grass carp...
  24. Skilbrei O, Finstad B, Urdal K, Bakke G, Kroglund F, Strand R. Impact of early salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, infestation and differences in survival and marine growth of sea-ranched Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., smolts 1997-2009. J Fish Dis. 2013;36:249-60 pubmed publisher
    ..05) and equivalent to an odds ratio of the probability of being recaptured of 1.17 in favour of the treated smolts. Control fish also tended to be smaller as grilse (P = 0.057), possibly due to a sublethal effect of salmon lice...
  25. Laanto E, Bamford J, Laakso J, Sundberg L. Phage-driven loss of virulence in a fish pathogenic bacterium. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e53157 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, these results suggest that phage-based therapies can provide a disease management strategy for columnaris disease in aquaculture...
  26. Lyngstad T, Kristoffersen A, Hjortaas M, Devold M, Aspehaug V, Larssen R, et al. Low virulent infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV-HPR0) is prevalent and geographically structured in Norwegian salmon farming. Dis Aquat Organ. 2012;101:197-206 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we found a spatial association between fish groups with virulent ISAV (n = 21) and fish groups with ISAV-HPR0 (n = 27), supporting the hypothesis that ISAV-HPR0 may undergo a transition to virulent ISAV...
  27. LaFrentz B, LaPatra S, Shoemaker C, Klesius P. Reproducible challenge model to investigate the virulence of Flavobacterium columnare genomovars in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Dis Aquat Organ. 2012;101:115-22 pubmed publisher
    ..This research also provides a basis for further defining the molecular diversity and virulence associated with F. columnare genomovars in rainbow trout and other salmonid species...
  28. Gotesman M, Soliman H, El Matbouli M. Antibody screening identifies 78 putative host proteins involved in Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 infection or propagation in common carp, Cyprinus carpio L. J Fish Dis. 2013;36:721-33 pubmed publisher
    ..A total of 78 host proteins and five CyHV-3 proteins were identified in the two analyses. These data can be used to develop novel control methods for CyHV-3, based on pathways or proteins identified in this study. ..
  29. Bahlool Q, Skovgaard A, Kania P, Haarder S, Buchmann K. Microhabitat preference of Anisakis simplex in three salmonid species: immunological implications. Vet Parasitol. 2012;190:489-95 pubmed publisher
    ..simplex in rainbow trout and brown trout, but not in Baltic salmon. Physiological, immunological and pathological implications of microhabitat differences are discussed...
  30. Schmidt Posthaus H, Polkinghorne A, Nufer L, Schifferli A, Zimmermann D, Segner H, et al. A natural freshwater origin for two chlamydial species, Candidatus Piscichlamydia salmonis and Candidatus Clavochlamydia salmonicola, causing mixed infections in wild brown trout (Salmo trutta). Environ Microbiol. 2012;14:2048-57 pubmed publisher
    ..The absence of aquaculture production within this river system and the distance from the sea, suggests a freshwater origin for both these bacteria and offers new possibilities to explore their ecology free from aquaculture influences...
  31. Ruangsri J, Salger S, Caipang C, Kiron V, Fernandes J. Differential expression and biological activity of two piscidin paralogues and a novel splice variant in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.). Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;32:396-406 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the two pis paralogues have undergone structural diversification and it is likely that they play multifunctional roles in Atlantic cod...
  32. Timmerhaus G, Krasnov A, Nilsen P, Alarcón M, Afanasyev S, Rode M, et al. Transcriptome profiling of immune responses to cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS) in Atlantic salmon. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:459 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we present the first characterisation of host immune responses to CMS assessed by microarray transcriptome profiling...
  33. Sahlmann C, Sutherland B, Kortner T, Koop B, Krogdahl A, Bakke A. Early response of gene expression in the distal intestine of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) during the development of soybean meal induced enteritis. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2013;34:599-609 pubmed publisher
  34. Wang Y, Wang Q, Xiao J, Liu Q, Wu H, Zhang Y. Genetic relationships of Edwardsiella strains isolated in China aquaculture revealed by rep-PCR genomic fingerprinting and investigation of Edwardsiella virulence genes. J Appl Microbiol. 2011;111:1337-48 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to classify Edwardsiella strains isolated from China aquaculture based on biochemical and molecular methods...
  35. Mennerat A, Hamre L, Ebert D, Nilsen F, Davidova M, Skorping A. Life history and virulence are linked in the ectoparasitic salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis. J Evol Biol. 2012;25:856-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study highlights that salmon lice, therefore, are a good model for studying how human activity may affect the evolution of parasite virulence...
  36. Wiik Nielsen C, Løvoll M, Sandlund N, Faller R, Wiik Nielsen J, Bang Jensen B. First detection of piscine reovirus (PRV) in marine fish species. Dis Aquat Organ. 2012;97:255-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The virus was found in few of the analyzed samples so there is probably a more complex relationship that involves several carriers and virus -reservoirs...
  37. Adamek M, Rakus K, Chyb J, Brogden G, Huebner A, Irnazarow I, et al. Interferon type I responses to virus infections in carp cells: In vitro studies on Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 and Rhabdovirus carpio infections. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;33:482-93 pubmed publisher
    ..This would open the opportunity to treat the disease associated with CyHV-3 by an application of poly I:C in certain cases...
  38. Syakuri H, Adamek M, Brogden G, Rakus K, Matras M, Irnazarow I, et al. Intestinal barrier of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) during a cyprinid herpesvirus 3-infection: molecular identification and regulation of the mRNA expression of claudin encoding genes. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2013;34:305-14 pubmed publisher
    ..An increased expression of the claudins might be a response to the disturbance of the hydromineral balance in carp under CyHV-3 infection...
  39. Jones P, Hammell K, Dohoo I, Revie C. Effectiveness of emamectin benzoate for treatment of Lepeophtheirus salmonis on farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. Dis Aquat Organ. 2012;102:53-64 pubmed publisher
    ..There was an increased risk for unsuccessful treatments in 2008, and treatments applied during autumn months were more likely to be ineffective than those applied during summer months...
  40. Sun F, Peatman E, Li C, Liu S, Jiang Y, Zhou Z, et al. Transcriptomic signatures of attachment, NF-?B suppression and IFN stimulation in the catfish gill following columnaris bacterial infection. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;38:169-80 pubmed publisher
  41. Xu C, Mutoloki S, Evensen Ø. Superior protection conferred by inactivated whole virus vaccine over subunit and DNA vaccines against salmonid alphavirus infection in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Vaccine. 2012;30:3918-28 pubmed publisher
    ..The IWV vaccine has superior immunogenicity over sub-unit and DNA vaccines...
  42. Bovo G, Gustinelli A, Quaglio F, Gobbo F, Panzarin V, Fusaro A, et al. Viral encephalopathy and retinopathy outbreak in freshwater fish farmed in Italy. Dis Aquat Organ. 2011;96:45-54 pubmed publisher
    ..We also detected the virus by real-time PCR and isolated it in cell culture from a batch of pike-perch Sander lucioperca farmed in the same system...
  43. Herath T, Bron J, Thompson K, Taggart J, Adams A, Ireland J, et al. Transcriptomic analysis of the host response to early stage salmonid alphavirus (SAV-1) infection in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;32:796-807 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides essential knowledge to assist in the development of effective control and management strategies for SAV-1 infection...
  44. Horsberg T. Avermectin use in aquaculture. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2012;13:1095-102 pubmed
    ..Resistance has developed against these agents in L. salmonis in almost all major salmon producing areas. The situation must be viewed as serious and can render these agents completely ineffective for salmon lice control...
  45. Bastardo A, Ravelo C, Romalde J. A polyphasic approach to study the intraspecific diversity of Yersinia ruckeri strains isolated from recent outbreaks in salmonid culture. Vet Microbiol. 2012;160:176-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results emphasize the usefulness of using a combination of several different typing methods for epidemiological and bacterial diversity studies...
  46. Nissen S, Thamsborg S, Kania P, Leifsson P, Dalsgaard A, Johansen M. Population dynamics and host reactions in young foxes following experimental infection with the minute intestinal fluke, Haplorchis pumilio. Parasit Vectors. 2013;6:4 pubmed publisher
    ..However, little is known about the infection dynamics and clinical symptoms in the final hosts which include a range of animal species and man. We aimed to generate such information using an experimental model with H. pumilio in foxes...
  47. Yousaf M, Koppang E, Skjødt K, Köllner B, Hordvik I, Zou J, et al. Cardiac pathological changes of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) affected with heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI). Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;33:305-15 pubmed publisher
  48. Chettri J, Raida M, Kania P, Buchmann K. Differential immune response of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) at early developmental stages (larvae and fry) against the bacterial pathogen Yersinia ruckeri. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;36:463-74 pubmed publisher
    ..A dense covering of surfaces of gill filaments by IgT antibody in the young fish suggest a role of this antibody as innate immune factor at early developmental stages...
  49. Castro R, Jouneau L, Pham H, Bouchez O, Giudicelli V, Lefranc M, et al. Teleost fish mount complex clonal IgM and IgT responses in spleen upon systemic viral infection. PLoS Pathog. 2013;9:e1003098 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, it appears that the general properties of antibody responses were already in place in common ancestors of fish and mammals, and were globally conserved during evolution with possible functional convergences...
  50. Andreou D, Arkush K, Guégan J, Gozlan R. Introduced pathogens and native freshwater biodiversity: a case study of Sphaerothecum destruens. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e36998 pubmed publisher
    ..destruens is not limited to a phylogenetically narrow host spectrum. This disease agent is a threat to fish biodiversity as it can amplify within multiple hosts and cause high mortalities...
  51. Stride M, Polkinghorne A, Miller T, Groff J, LaPatra S, Nowak B. Molecular characterization of "Candidatus Parilichlamydia carangidicola," a novel Chlamydia-like epitheliocystis agent in yellowtail kingfish, Seriola lalandi (Valenciennes), and the proposal of a new family, "Candidatus Parilichlamydi. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013;79:1590-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on these observations, we propose this bacterium of yellowtail kingfish be known as "Candidatus Parilichlamydia carangidicola" and that the new family be known as "Candidatus Parilichlamydiaceae."..
  52. Abdelhamed H, Lu J, Shaheen A, Abbass A, Lawrence M, Karsi A. Construction and evaluation of an Edwardsiella ictaluri fhuC mutant. Vet Microbiol. 2013;162:858-65 pubmed publisher
    ..ictaluri ?fhuC mutant showed a high relative percent survival rate (97.50%) after re-challenge with the WT E. ictaluri strain. Taken together, our data indicates that the fhuC gene contributes to E. ictaluri virulence...
  53. Kibenge F, Godoy M, Fast M, Workenhe S, Kibenge M. Countermeasures against viral diseases of farmed fish. Antiviral Res. 2012;95:257-81 pubmed publisher