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Use of potassium permanganate to disinfect Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) gills


Embar-Gopinath, S and Crosbie, PBB and Nowak, BF, Use of potassium permanganate to disinfect Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) gills, Bulletin European Association of Fish Pathologists, 25, (6) pp. 291-296. ISSN 0108-0288 (2005) [Refereed Article]


This study determined the efficiency of potassium permanganate (KMnO 4;5 mg/l) in disinfecting Atlantic salmon gills and verified the effect of this disinfection process on subsequent development of amoebic gill disease (AGD). KMnO4 treated fish showed a significant reduction in their average bacterial colony forming units from the gills compared to untreated fish. However, there was no significant difference in AGD severity between KMnO4 treated and untreated groups.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Embar-Gopinath, S (Mrs Sridevi Embar-Gopinath)
UTAS Author:Crosbie, PBB (Dr Philip Crosbie)
UTAS Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:37467
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-04-01

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