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DAO 56:87-88 (2003)  -  doi:10.3354/dao056087

First description of cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS)-related lesions in wild Atlantic salmon Salmo salar in Norway

Trygve T. Poppe1,*, Sverre L. Seierstad2

1Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Department of Morphology, Genetics and Aquatic Biology, PO Box 8146 Dep., 0033 Oslo, Norway
2District Veterinary Officer, Norwegian Animal Health Authority, 8820 Dønna, Norway

ABSTRACT: This report represents the first diagnosis of cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS) in migrating, wild Atlantic salmon Salmo salar from 1 major river and off the coast of Norway. Previously, this disease has been diagnosed only in farmed Atlantic salmon. The possible significance of the disease in wild stocks of salmon is discussed.

KEY WORDS: Cardiomyopathy syndrome · CMS · Salmo salar · Wild salmon

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