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dc.contributor.authorQuigley, D.T.G.
dc.contributor.authorMcArdle, J.F.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-10T14:43:58Z
dc.date.available2017-03-10T14:43:58Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationQuigley, D.T.G. and McArdle, J.F. (1998) Management and control of proliferative kidney disease (PKD) in a freshwater Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) farm in Ireland: a case history. Fish Veterinary Journal, 2, pp. 1-12.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1462-2246
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10793/1230
dc.descriptionPeer-reviewed.en_GB
dc.description.abstractDuring July 1992, an acute clinical outbreak of proliferative kidney disease (PKD) was experienced in two strains (‘Irish’ and ‘Norwegian’) of juvenile (age 0+) Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) held at two adjacent freshwater sites on the River Lee in southern Ireland. Various management strategies (including reduced stocking densities, handling, feeding rates and increased oxygenation), and treatment regimes (involving malachite green and fumagillin DCH) were used to control the disease. A total of 1·3 million juveniles died during the PKD outbreak, representing 61·6% and 54·6% of the Norwegian stock at the two farms respectively. The Irish stock appeared to be more resistant to the disease and only 15·6% died. The weekly prevalence of PKD fluctuated throughout the summer but seemed to disappear by mid-August. Although PKD was detected again during 1993, no clinical outbreak occurred. In conjunction with the management strategies adopted in 1992, seven consecutive weekly prophylactic bath treatments with malachite green (1·6 ppm for 40 minutes) administered prior to mid-July appeared to control the disease. During August 1993, a ten day course of fumagillin (6 mg/kg bodyweight per day) reduced the prevalence of the PKD parasite in a trial batch of juveniles from 24% to zero. The results of this study demonstrated the effectiveness of various management strategies and treatment regimes in controlling PKD.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherFish Veterinary Societyen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFish Veterinary Journal;2
dc.subjectProliferative kidney diseaseen_GB
dc.subjectPKDen_GB
dc.subjectAtlantic salmonen_GB
dc.subjectSalmo salaren_GB
dc.titleManagement and control of proliferative kidney disease (PKD) in a freshwater Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) farm in Ireland: a case historyen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
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