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dc.contributor.authorRuane, Neil M
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Evelyn M
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorSwords, David
dc.contributor.authorHickey, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorGeoghegan, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:23:20Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:23:20Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-01
dc.identifier.citationRuane, Neil M; Collins, Evelyn M; Geary, Michelle; Swords, David; Hickey, Cathy; Geoghegan, Fiona (2013). Isolation of streptococcus agalactiae and an aquatic birnavirus from doctor fish garra rufa l. Irish Veterinary Journal 66 ,
dc.identifier.issn2046-0481
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/13719
dc.description.abstractBackground: The doctor fish, Garra rufa, has become increasingly popular as a treatment for skin disorders and for pedicures in recent years. Despite this there is very little information available regarding the welfare of these fish and the range of potential pathogens they may carry. In this study, a group of fish suffering from post-transport mortalities were examined and the isolated pathogens identified. Findings: Group B Streptococcus agalactiae was isolated from kidney swabs of the fish and found to be resistant to a number of antibiotics. In addition to this, a fish virus belonging to the aquabirnavirus group, serogroup C was isolated for the first time in Ireland. However, no clinical signs of disease typical of bacterial or viral infections were observed in any fish examined. Conclusions: As no clinical signs of disease attributable to either of the pathogens identified were found it was concluded that the mortalities were most likely due to transport related stress exacerbated by the presence of the pathogens. Further work is required to assess the suitability of current transport strategies and to examine the potential risk associated with the transport of live ornamental fish.
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.ispartofIrish Veterinary Journal
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectaquabirnavirus
dc.subjectstreptococcus agalactiae
dc.subjectgarra rufa
dc.subjectornamental fish
dc.subjectphylogenetic-relationships
dc.subjectaquabirnavirus
dc.subjectpathogens
dc.subjectdisease
dc.subjectpiscine
dc.subjectkuwait
dc.subjecttrade
dc.titleIsolation of streptococcus agalactiae and an aquatic birnavirus from doctor fish garra rufa l
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/2046-0481-66-16
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://irishvetjournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/2046-0481-66-16?site=irishvetjournal.biomedcentral.com
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