Location: Aquatic Animal Health ResearchTitle: Aeromonas hydrophila: Observations of the Alabama industry in 2010 Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/24/2010
Publication Date: 8/24/2010
Citation: Bebak, J.A., Hemstreet, W., Garcia, J.C. 2010. Aeromonas hydrophila: Observations of the Alabama industry in 2010 [abstract]. Aeromonas hydrophila Videoconference Workshop, August 24, 2010, Greensboro, Alabama. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: In 2009, the Alabama catfish industry experienced widespread mortality from infection by the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila. As soon as pond water temperatures warmed above 26 degrees centigrade (80 degrees fahrenheit) in 2010, epidemics have again occurred across the industry. This talk, which is an update for AL catfish farmers, will present data that includes numbers of farms and ponds affected, clincial signs observed by farmers, and field efficacy of some treatments that have been applied.