Location: Aquatic Animal Health Research
Title: 2010 Surveillance for Aeromonas Hydrophila Outbreaks in the Alabama Catfish Industry Author
Submitted to: Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 25, 2010
Publication Date: May 25, 2010
Citation: Bebak, J.A. 2010. 2010 Surveillance for Aeromonas hydrophila outbreaks in the Alabama catfish industry [abstract]. Eastern Fish Health Workshop. p.102. Technical Abstract: In 2009, a virulent strain of Aeromonas hydrophila was associated with severely acute to chronic mortality in catfish ponds in Alabama. This strain of A. hydrophila had not been previously identified in AL catfish. In a joint effort between the USDA ARS and Auburn University, a combination of approaches will be used to 1) monitor, respond, and measure the results of response, 2) survey fish and the environment for the 2009 strain, and 3) investigate risk factors for mortality. Work in progress and results to date will be discussed during the presentation.