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PISCINE MYCOBACTERIOSIS IN GOLD FISH (CARASSIUS AURATUS) AND KOI CARP (CYPRINUS CARPIO): TWO CASE REPORTS:
Journal - Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal (volume: 64(1))
Volume - 64(1)
Year - 2017
Page Number - 12
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Clinical Communication

S.L.Vet.J. 2017, 64:1(A): 12-17

http://doi.org/10.4038/slvj.v64i1A.20

Clinical communication


PISCINE MYCOBACTERIOSIS IN GOLD FISH (CARASSIUS AURATUS) AND KOI CARP (CYPRINUS CARPIO):TWO CASE REPORTS

S.S.S. de S. Jagoda1, D.M.S.G. Dissanayake1, R.A.D.S. Ranathunga1,D.R.A. Dissanayake2, A. Arulkanthan1


1Center for Aquatic Animal Disease Diagnosis and Research, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400
2Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya20400

Piscine mycobacteriosis is a systemic, chronic, progressive disease in fish caused by the nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). It has significant economic and public health impacts on commercial culture of ornamental fish. Clinical manifestation and the pathology of the infection in ornamental fish may vary depending on the species of fish affected and the species of the pathogenic NTM involved. This clinical communication describes mycobacteriosis in two different ornamental species; gold fish (Carassius auratus) and koi carp (Cyprinus carpio).

Keywords: Piscine mycobacteriosis,Carassius auratus, Cyprinus carpio