Proliferative kidney disease in Switzerland: current state of knowledge

  title={Proliferative kidney disease in Switzerland: current state of knowledge},
  author={Thomas Wahli and Rafael Knuesel and Daniel B. Bernet and Helmut Segner and D Pugovkin and Patricia Burkhardt-Holm and Matthias Escher and Heike Schmidt-Posthaus},
  journal={Journal of Fish Diseases},
This study presents an overview of the distribution of proliferative kidney disease (PKD) in wild and farmed fish in Switzerland based on two sources: (1) the results of routine diagnostic work at the National Fish Disease Laboratory, and (2) the results of a country-wide survey for PKD. The first case of PKD in Switzerland was diagnosed in 1979 and since 1981, a few cases have been found every year. Affected species were rainbow trout, brown trout and grayling from rivers and fish farms. Most… 

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