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Guidelines For Collecting & Shipping Diseased Fish
Michael P. Masser, Yolanda J. Brady
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 06/10/1997

Fish kills can be caused by handling stress, poor water quality, or disease agents such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites—and are most common during the warmer months of the year. Early detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases is crucial if treatment is to be effective. In this three-page publication you will find guidelines for identifying the problem—and eliminating other possible causes—as well as for selecting fish for diagnosis by the Southeastern Cooperative Fish Disease Laboratory. Includes recommendations for transporting fish for diagnosis and a list of information to include with fish samples.