The transmission of Loma salmonae in a rainbow trout ...



Paper title The transmission of Loma salmonae in a rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) population: a survival analysis model
Paper author(s) J. Becker, David J. Speare, J. Daley
Proceedings title Moving forward through partnerships. Proceedings of the contributed papers of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 6-9 May 2001
Date 2001
Conference C. I., Hendry, S. E., McGladdery
Abstract Diseases are an integral part of the existence of all animals including both cultured and wild fish populations. Diseases among cultured fish can cause death, poor growth and food conversion, increased production costs and interrupted production schedules. The main objective of this study was to construct a (basic) survival model to describe the transmission of Loma salmonae in a naive rainbow trout population. The microsporidian gill parasite, L. salmonae was chosen for this study because of its ability to multiply within infected hosts and to produce a fully protective immune response upon recovery of the host. Results showed that survival analysis appears promising as a new analytical tool for the description and quantification of L. salmonae transmission..

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