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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Treatment of gyrodactylid infections in fish
Authors: Schelkle, Bettina
Shinn, Andrew
Peeler, Edmund J
Cable, Joanne
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Keywords: Gyrodactylus
Control treatment
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Inter-Research
Citation: Schelkle B, Shinn A, Peeler EJ & Cable J (2009) Treatment of gyrodactylid infections in fish, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 86 (1), pp. 65-75.
Abstract: Since Norway experienced the devastating Gyrodactylus salaris (Monogenea) epidemics in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar, there has been heightened interest in how to treat gyrodactylosis in fish. Here we summarize chemical treatments previously used against gyrodactylids and discuss the main problems associated with these control measures including efficacy, host toxicity, human health concerns and application of treatments. Unfortunately, for these reasons and because of the different methodologies and different parasite and host species used in previous studies, it is difficult to recommend effective chemotherapeutic treatments. However, we suggest a method for manual removal of gyrodactylids from the host suitable for use in small-scale research facilities.
Type: Journal Article
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Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Diseases of Aquatic Organisms by Inter-Research. All articles published by Inter-Research journals become open access under Creative Commons licence (CC-BY 3.0) 5 years after publication.
Affiliation: Cardiff University
Weymouth Laboratory
Cardiff University

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