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Pathological findings in southern bluefin tuna, Thunnus maccoyii (Castelnau), infected with Cardicola forsteri (Cribb, Daintith & Munday, 2000) (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae), a blood fluke

Citation

Colquitt, SE and Munday, BL and Daintith, M, Pathological findings in southern bluefin tuna, Thunnus maccoyii (Castelnau), infected with Cardicola forsteri (Cribb, Daintith & Munday, 2000) (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae), a blood fluke, Journal of Fish Diseases, 24, (4) pp. 225-229. ISSN 0140-7775 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1365-2761.2001.00289.x

Abstract

Gills, heart ventricles and a limited number of other organs were collected from wild and captive southern bluefin tuna, and examined histologically for eggs of Cardicola forsteri. A limited number of entire hearts from farmed tuna were also examined, some of which yielded adult flukes within the ventricles. No adult flukes or their eggs were found in wild tuna. In infected farmed fish, fluke eggs impacted in the afferent filamentary blood vessels where they provoked a marked, but variable, inflammatory response, resulting in nodular gill lesions. No eggs were found on the efferent side of the gill vasculature, or in the compacta of the ventricle, which is supplied with blood from coronary vessels. The infection does not appear to cause mortality in farmed tuna.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Objective Field:Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production not elsewhere classified
Author:Colquitt, SE (Mr Stephen Colquitt)
Author:Munday, BL (Dr Barry Munday)
ID Code:22561
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:38
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-07
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