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Research Project: Integrated Research to Improve On-Farm Animal Health in Salmonid Aquaculture

Location: Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Research

Title: Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection

item Welch, Timothy - Tim
item Marancik, David - Fish Vet Group, Inc
item Good, Christopher - Freshwater Institute

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/5/2016
Publication Date: 1/4/2017
Citation: Welch, T.J., Marancik, D., Good, C. 2017. Weissella ceti. In: Woo, P. T. K., Cipriano, R. C. Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: CABI Publishing. Chapter 24 p.334.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Weissella ceti, the causative agent of weissellosis, is a significant disease of farmed rainbow trout. Weissellosis was first described in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in China in 2007 and has since been identified as the causative agent of disease in outbreaks at commercial trout farms in both Brazil and the southeastern United States. The origin of the bacteria associated with these outbreaks is unknown at present, but the occurrence of this pathogen on three continents over the course of 4 years is noteworthy and suggests that W. ceti is a rapidly emerging pathogen of rainbow trout. This book chapter describes the disease caused by W. ceti including information on its geographical range, clinical signs, methods for its diagnosis and methods for its control. The emergence and spread of this novel pathogen poses a threat to rainbow trout culture and thus monitoring for this pathogen has become increasingly important.