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Incidence and distribution of amoebic gill disease (AGD) - an epidemiological review


Oldham, TM and Rodger, H and Nowak, BF, Incidence and distribution of amoebic gill disease (AGD) - an epidemiological review, Aquaculture, 457 pp. 35-42. ISSN 0044-8486 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.02.013


Amoebic gill disease (AGD), first documented thirty years ago in sea-caged salmonids, is an ever increasing global concern in finfish aquaculture. The result of gill infection by Neoparamoeba perurans, clinical AGD has been observed in fourteen countries distributed across six continents and in fifteen species of finfish. The greatest impacts of AGD have been on farmed Atlantic salmon during the seawater grow-out phase. When left untreated AGD has resulted in up to 80% mortality, and even mild infections reduce production performance and fish welfare. This review summarizes and analyses three decades of AGD research and outbreaks, with focus on the causal triad of pathogen, host and environment. Statement of relevance: This review provides an improved understanding of AGD including practical applications.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Amoebic Gill Disease, Neoparamoeba perurans, temperature, risk factors
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Oldham, TM (Mrs Tina Oldham)
UTAS Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:112956
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:92
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2016-12-06
Last Modified:2018-03-20

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