Isolation of Streptococcus agalactiae and an aquatic birnavirus from doctor fish Garra rufa L

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302677
Title:
Isolation of Streptococcus agalactiae and an aquatic birnavirus from doctor fish Garra rufa L
Authors:
Ruane, Neil M; Collins, Evelyn M; Geary, Michelle; Swords, David; Hickey, Cathy; Geoghegan, Fiona
Citation:
Irish Veterinary Journal. 2013 Sep 13;66(1):16
Issue Date:
13-Sep-2013
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2046-0481-66-16; http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302677
Abstract:
Abstract Background The doctor fish, Garra rufa, has become increasingly popular as a treatment for skin disorders and for pedicures in recent years. Despite this there is very little information available regarding the welfare of these fish and the range of potential pathogens they may carry. In this study, a group of fish suffering from post-transport mortalities were examined and the isolated pathogens identified. Findings Group B Streptococcus agalactiae was isolated from kidney swabs of the fish and found to be resistant to a number of antibiotics. In addition to this, a fish virus belonging to the aquabirnavirus group, serogroup C was isolated for the first time in Ireland. However, no clinical signs of disease typical of bacterial or viral infections were observed in any fish examined. Conclusions As no clinical signs of disease attributable to either of the pathogens identified were found it was concluded that the mortalities were most likely due to transport related stress exacerbated by the presence of the pathogens. Further work is required to assess the suitability of current transport strategies and to examine the potential risk associated with the transport of live ornamental fish.
Language:
en
Keywords:
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE; FISH; COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRuane, Neil Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Evelyn Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSwords, Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.authorHickey, Cathyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeoghegan, Fionaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-03T15:19:42Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-03T15:19:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-13-
dc.identifier.citationIrish Veterinary Journal. 2013 Sep 13;66(1):16en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2046-0481-66-16-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302677-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background The doctor fish, Garra rufa, has become increasingly popular as a treatment for skin disorders and for pedicures in recent years. Despite this there is very little information available regarding the welfare of these fish and the range of potential pathogens they may carry. In this study, a group of fish suffering from post-transport mortalities were examined and the isolated pathogens identified. Findings Group B Streptococcus agalactiae was isolated from kidney swabs of the fish and found to be resistant to a number of antibiotics. In addition to this, a fish virus belonging to the aquabirnavirus group, serogroup C was isolated for the first time in Ireland. However, no clinical signs of disease typical of bacterial or viral infections were observed in any fish examined. Conclusions As no clinical signs of disease attributable to either of the pathogens identified were found it was concluded that the mortalities were most likely due to transport related stress exacerbated by the presence of the pathogens. Further work is required to assess the suitability of current transport strategies and to examine the potential risk associated with the transport of live ornamental fish.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectFISHen_GB
dc.subjectCOMPLEMENTARY MEDICINEen_GB
dc.titleIsolation of Streptococcus agalactiae and an aquatic birnavirus from doctor fish Garra rufa Len_GB
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderNeil M Ruane et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2013-10-01T23:10:12Z-
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