Treatment by Vinegar of Philasterides dicentrarchi (Ciliophora: Scuticociliatida) Infestation in Cultured Juvenile Turbot (Psetta maxima)


KAYIŞ Ş. , YANDI İ. , ALTINOK İ., ÇAPKIN E.

ISRAELI JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE-BAMIDGEH, vol.63, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : ISRAELI JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE-BAMIDGEH

Abstract

A disease outbreak occurred during the spring of 2009 among cultured juvenile European turbot (Psetta maxima) kept in growout tanks. During the outbreak, 10% of the turbot died. Typical clinical signs were unilateral exophthalmia and skin ulcers beneath the lower jaw. No bacteria were isolated from the fish. Based on a parasitological examination of the skin and fins, Philasterides dicentrarchi was identified to the species level. The infestation was treated with formaldehyde and, as an alternative, vinegar.