First demonstration of Renibacterium salmoninarum/ BKD in Denmark
Lorenzen, E., Olesen, N.J. Korsholm, H., Heuer, O.E. and Evensen, O.
Bull. Eur. Ass. Fish Pathol.
A clinical outbreak of BKD was demonstrated in Denmark in 1997. Subsequently, R. salmominarum was found in another 5 rainbow trout farms. The bacterium was demonstrated by immunohistochemistry in situ and later isolated from kidney samples from fish with more or less pronounced pathological lesions. The diagnostic methods applied are described and considerations about a survey for BKD discussed.