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Published 2022

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Journal : Journal of Fish Diseases , p. 1–5–4 , 2022

Publisher : Blackwell Publishing

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 0140-7775
Electronic : 1365-2761

Publication type : Short communication

Contributors : Sveen, Lene; Chikwati, Elvis Mashingaidze; Dalum, Alf Seljenes; Kortner, Trond M.; Ravndal, Jarle; Einen, Olai; Mørkøre, Turid

Research areas

Farmed fish

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Summary

Gallbladders with mucosal outpouchings (diverticula) were found in a population of Atlantic salmon farmed in sea water. Soft tissue calcification affected the skin, skeletal muscle and gut, as identified by histological observations. In addition, inflammation of muscle and intestinal tissue and lymphocytic and fibrous reaction were present in the liver. The general fish population was characterized by poor growth and unspecified mortalities. Here we describe the observed lesions and discuss them in the light of the general health status of the population.

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