DAO 80:167-171 (2008)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/dao01939

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Prevalence of microscopic tubercular lesions in freshwater ornamental fish exhibiting clinical signs of non-specific chronic disease

Serafín Gómez*

Histología y Anatomía Patológica, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain

ABSTRACT: A histopathological study of tubercular lesions in ornamental freshwater fish showing clinical signs of chronic sporadic disease was carried out using conventional and acid-fast staining. A total of 200 individuals of 38 species were examined for granulomatous lesions related to the occurrence of acid-fast bacteria. Tubercular lesions were found in 24 species. Systematic histopathological examination was used to assess the incidence of fish tuberculosis in aquaria.


KEY WORDS: Fish tuberculosis · Mycobacteriosis · Histopathology


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Cite this article as: Gómez S (2008) Prevalence of microscopic tubercular lesions in freshwater ornamental fish exhibiting clinical signs of non-specific chronic disease. Dis Aquat Org 80:167-171. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao01939

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