16. Tilapia Bacterial Diseases

  1. John A. Plumb Professor Emeritus1 and
  2. Larry A. Hanson Professor Fish Pathologist2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958353.ch16

Health Maintenance and Principal Microbial Diseases of Cultured Fishes, Third Edition

Health Maintenance and Principal Microbial Diseases of Cultured Fishes, Third Edition

How to Cite

Plumb, J. A. and Hanson, L. A. (2010) Tilapia Bacterial Diseases, in Health Maintenance and Principal Microbial Diseases of Cultured Fishes, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958353.ch16

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University, Alabama, USA

  2. 2

    Department Department of Basic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813816937

Online ISBN: 9780470958353

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Keywords:

  • tilapia bacterial diseases;
  • tilapias (Oreochromis spp.) - the most extensively cultured fish in the world;
  • Streptococcus spp. - infections in fish dating back to mid-1950s;
  • clinical signs of streptococcosis in tilapia - not always specific - in most species eye disease and meningoencephalitis common;
  • most common species of Streptococcus - isolated from tilapia S. iniae and S. agalactiae;
  • pathologic lesions similar - with different streptococcus species even in different hosts;
  • francisellosis - an RLO relatively new and emergent pathogen of fish;
  • Francisella spp. – francisellosis recently recognized disease in fish;
  • other bacterial tilapia diseases;
  • tilapia health maintenance - three approaches management chemotherapy and vaccination

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Streptococcosis

  • Francisellosis

  • Other bacterial tilapia diseases

  • Health maintenance of tilapia

  • References