Journal article

Effect of fish density and number of infectious fish on the survival of rainbow trout fry, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), during epidemics of infectious pancreatic necrosis

J Bebak-Williams, PE McAllister, G Smith, R Boston

Journal of Fish Diseases | Published : 2002

Abstract

Two laboratory studies compared the effect of fish density and number of infectious fish on characteristics of survival of rainbow trout fry during controlled epidemics of infectious pancreatic necrosis (IPN). Analyses of hazard functions and survivor functions were used to determine whether peak death rate, time at which the peak death rate occurred and probability of survival to the end of the experiment were associated with fish density and number of infectious fish added (i.e. pathogen concentration). When number of infectious fish was low and fish density increased, the peak death rate increased, time of the peak death rate decreased and the probability of survival to the end of the exp..

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