Isolation of Rhabdovirus carpio from sheatfish (Silurus glanis) fry.
Fijan, N., Matasin, Z., Jeney, Z., Olah, J. and Zwillenberg, L. O.
In: Fish, Pathogens and Environment in European Polyculture. (Ed. Olah, J.), Akademiai Kiado, Budapest.
During rearing in a recirculation system at 22°C, a 90% mortality of sheatfish (S. glanis) fry could be observed between 8 and 18 days of age. Samples of sick and dead fry having a hydropic and haemorrhagic syndrome were examined virologically. A rhabdovirus, which is serologically related to the causal agent of spring viraemia of carp (SVC), was isolated on cell cultures. The role of the virus in mortality and the possible significance of the immunological immaturity of the fry for the outbreak of SVC or the SVC-like disease at 22°C, are discussed.