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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of a Non-Lethal Rapid Test for Determination of Intestinal Enteritis in Rainbow Trout

Location: Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research

Project Number: 5366-21310-004-09-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Nov 1, 2010
End Date: May 1, 2013

Objective:
Develop an in-vitro test to determine the presence of intestinal enteritis in rainbow trout.

Approach:
Rainbow trout fingerlings (average 9 grams per fish initial weight) will be fed diets varying in type and level of soybean meal. After 16 weeks of feeding the experimental diets, blood from 40 fish in each tank will be sampled. Plamsa will be tested for LDH, bilirubin, immunoglobin, fibrinogen, ATPase. Plamsa will also be evaluated using NMR by EWOS Innovation in Norway. Documents Trust iwth EWOSInnovation. Log 43497.

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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