Pathogens

We are concerned with distribution, causation and impacts of pathogens, diseases and viruses in wild salmon populations. Our sampling will investigate the presence and prevalence of the following:

Heart and Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) – read more

Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) Virus – read more

Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis (IHN) Virus – read more

Piscine reovirus – read more

Salmon Alpha Virus – read more

Salmon Leukemia/Parvo Virus – read more

Sea Lice – read more

as well as,

General symptoms of concern

  • jaundice fish
  • pre-spawn mortality – fish that die en-route to the spawning grounds, or fish that die unspawned on the spawning grounds (Lapointe et al 2003)
  • bleeding at base of fins
  • popped eyes
  • darkened skin
  • watery fluid in body cavity

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