DAO 22:193-198 (1995)  -  doi:10.3354/dao022193

Kinetics of infection of plasma, blood leucocytes and lymphoid tissue from Atlantic salmon Salmo salar experimentally infected with pancreas disease

Houghton G

Plasma, blood leucocytes, splenocytes and kidney homogenates were all shown to be infective following intraperitoneal injection of Atlantic salmon post-smolts with pancreas disease infective kidney homogenate. The kinetics of infectivity were temperature dependent with a more rapid dissemination of infection at 14*C compared to 9*C and 6*C. At all 3 temperatures, the plasma remained highly infectious from Day 1 post injection until pancreas pathology started to occur at which time it became non-infectious. The blood leucocytes, splenocytes and kidney became infective after the plasma, the time interval being temperature dependent but, as with the plasma, these cells and tissues became non-infectious when peak pathology occurred.


Pancreas disease . Kinetics of infection . Atlantic salmon . Plasma . Leucocytes . Kidney