Effect of Rhabdovirus infection on selected blood parameters of wels (Siluris glanis L.).
Jeney, G., Jeney, Z. Oláh, J. and Fijan, N.
Aqua. Hung. (Szar.)
Wels (Silurus glanis)were infected experimentally with Rhabdovirus by i.p. injection (low and high dose of virus) as well as by bath method, at 2 temperatures: 17°C and 25°C. I.p. injection with low dose of virus was the most effective administration route causing 100% mortality at 25°C and 50% and 17°C. Bath method of infection resulted in 50% and 30% mortality at 2 respective temperatures. Reduced hematocrit and hemoglobin values of wels reflected anemia and suggest that hemopoesis was affected severely by Rhabdovirus infection. Increased transaminase activities in plasma showed tissue damage, probably due to the necrosis of hemopoetic tissues of infected wels.