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Abstract

Detection of bacterial kidney disease in wild salmonids in the Margaree River system and adjacent waters using an indirect fluorescent antibody technique.

Abstract

The indirect fluorescent antibody technique demonstrated the endemic nature of bacterial kidney disease in 224 of 605 wild salmonids sampled from the Margaree River system and some adjacent waters. Asymptomatic infections were observed in 33.4% of 456 Salmo salar parr and 35.1% of 37 returning adults in samples taken from the source of the Margaree River to and including saltwater areas off the coast.