Epidemiological aspects of proliferative kidney disease amongst rainbow trout Salmo gairdneri Richardson in Northern Ireland

@inproceedings{Ferguson1979EpidemiologicalAO,
  title={Epidemiological aspects of proliferative kidney disease amongst rainbow trout Salmo gairdneri Richardson in Northern Ireland},
  author={Hugh W. Ferguson and Harold C. J. Ball},
  year={1979}
}
. The epidemiology of PKD is described as it relates to one affected farm in Northern Ireland. From 1972–1976 stocking and management practices led to mortality of 10–15% amongst the 0+fish. 1+or older fish were never affected. In 1977 and 1978, however, delaying the stocking of the farm until July eliminated deaths in the 0+fish, and mortality in these 1977-moved fish the subsequent year remained at an absolute minimum. Preliminary observations suggest that a means of controlling the disease… CONTINUE READING

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