Development and evaluation of an experimental model of cutaneous columnaris disease in koi Cyprinus carpio.

@article{Tripathi2005DevelopmentAE,
  title={Development and evaluation of an experimental model of cutaneous columnaris disease in koi Cyprinus carpio.},
  author={Niraj Kumar Tripathi and Kenneth S. Latimer and Christopher R. Gregory and Branson W. Ritchie and Richard E Wooley and Randal L. Walker},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={45-54}
}
A reproducible, experimental model of columnaris disease was developed to study the pathogenesis of cutaneous disease associated with Flavobacterium columnare infection in koi (Cyprinus carpio). In experimental infections, lesions were usually restricted to skin and fins; gill necrosis was not a consistent finding. Cytologic and histopathologic examinations provided a presumptive diagnosis of columnaris disease. Specific detection of F. columnare was done using the polymerase chain reaction and… CONTINUE READING

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