Use of blood culture as a nonlethal method for isolating bacteria from fish.

@article{Klinger2003UseOB,
  title={Use of blood culture as a nonlethal method for isolating bacteria from fish.},
  author={RuthEllen Klinger and Ruth Francis-Floyd and Allen Riggs and Peggy Reed},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={206-7}
}
Simple nonlethal blood culture methodology, an alternative to euthanasia for diagnosing systemic bacterial infections in fish, is described. Blood was extracted from the caudal vein of 20 individuals of five fish species, incubated in brain-heart infusion broth, and then plated onto enriched blood agar. Nine of these fish were subsequently euthanized and necropsied for confirmatory tissue cultures. Five species of bacteria were isolated from the blood cultures from nine fish, and the tissue… CONTINUE READING

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