A review of the approaches to detect Myxobolus cerebralis, the cause of salmonid whirling disease

Karl B. Andree, Ronald Hedrick, Elizabeth MacConnell

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The impacts of whirling disease on the aquaculture of trout over the past 80 years has resulted in the development of simple to more complex methods to detect the causative agent Myxobolus cerebralis. With the absence of effective treatments, efficient detection of this pathogen is critical. It is our goal to give a historical perspective to these developments while discussing the relative merits of the different techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-211
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Fisheries Society Symposium
Issue number29
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002


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  • Aquatic Science

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