Compressed vertebrae in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar: evidence for metaplastic chondrogenesis as a skeletogenic response late in ontogeny.

@article{Witten2005CompressedVI,
  title={Compressed vertebrae in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar: evidence for metaplastic chondrogenesis as a skeletogenic response late in ontogeny.},
  author={P. Eckhard Witten and Laura Gil-Martens and Brian K. Hall and Ann Huysseune and Alexandra Obach},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={
          237-46
        }
}
Anterior/posterior (a/p) compression of the vertebral column, referred to as 'short tails', is a recurring event in farmed Atlantic salmon. Like other skeletal deformities, the problem usually becomes evident in a late life phase, too late for preventive measures, making it difficult to understand the aetiology of the disease. We use structural, radiological, histological, and mineral analyses to study 'short tail' adult salmon and to demonstrate that the study of adult fish can provide… 

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