Enhanced susceptibility of seawater cultured rainbow ...
|Title||Enhanced susceptibility of seawater cultured rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), to the microsporidian Loma salmonae during a primary infection with the sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis|
|Author(s)||A. Mustafa, D. Speare, J. Daley, G. Conboy, J. Burka|
|Journal||Journal of Fish Diseases|
|Abstract||Experiments involving 200 rainbow trout showed that host defence mechanisms in sea lice-infested fish are impaired, predisposing fish to subsequent infections to a second pathogen, such as the microsporidian parasite Loma salmonae. Macrophage impairment in lice-infested fish occurred when sea lice became mobile and remained suppressed until the end of the experiment..|
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