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Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (white spot or ICH) a parasite can act as a vector for Edwardsiella ictaluri (bacteria causing enteric septicemia of catfish [ESC]) in channel catfish. The photograph shows fluorescent Edwardsiella ictaluri attached to the free swimming stage of ICH.
Colonies of Flavobacterium columnare, a Gram-negative bacteria, that causes columnaris disease in farm raised fish. Columnaris disease is a leading cause of mortality in catfish aquaculture.
The Aquatic Animal Health Research is located in Auburn, AL and is part of the Southeast Area.
The Acting Research Leader is Craig Shoemaker.
AQUATIC ANIMAL HEALTH RESEARCH UNIT
990 WIRE ROAD
Auburn, AL 36832