Vibrio and z-fish

Dallas E. Weaver, Ph.D. deweaver at gte.net
Tue Apr 15 09:46:22 EST 2003


Mike,

Vibrio sp. are a common pathogen in marine and brackish water 
systems. However, I don't know anyone reporting a vibrio problem in 
fresh water fish at low salinity (anything below 1000 ppm TDS).  

Dallas

Mike Kacergis wrote:
> Has anyone seen any form of Vibrio present in a zebrafish colony
> that resulted in mortalities. What would be the expected course of
> the disease as it manifests itself in the colony?  
> 
> Would it be likely that a non-fish path lab, these folks are
> mammalian experts just not up to par on fish, test or recognize
> vibrio in a normal path work up.  
> 
> Many thanks,
> 
> Mike
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