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Bradley Farmer
Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center
Microbiologist

Phone: (870) 673-4483 ext. 279
Fax: (870) 673-7710
2955 HWY 130 E
STUTTGART, AR, 72160


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The effectiveness of flow-through and/or static copper sulfate treatments on the survival of Golden Shiners and Fathead Minnows infected with Flavobacterium columare - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Aug-14)
The influence of water chemistries on Flavobacterium columnare pathogenesis in channel catfish - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H., Bosworth, B.G., Torrans, E.L., Tucker, C.S. 2014. The influence of water chemistries on Flavobacterium columnare pathogenesis in channel catfish [abstract]. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings. p. 91.
There must be something in the water (for F. columnare pathogenesis) - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H., Bosworth, B.G., Torrans, E.L., Tucker, C.S. 2014. There must be something in the water (for F. columnare pathogenesis) [abstract}. Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop. p.21.
White bass Morone chrysops is less susceptible than its hybrid to experimental infection with Flavobacterium columnare - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fuller, S.A., Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H. 2014. White bass Morone chrysops is less susceptible than its hybrid to experimental infection with Flavobacterium columnare. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 109:15-22.
Copper sulfate controls fungus on sunshine bass eggs and increases survival - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Beck, B.H., Farmer, B.D., Ledbetter, C.K., Williams, R.S., Clark, M.L., Freeze, T.M. 2014. Copper sulfate controls fungus on sunshine bass eggs and increases survival [abstract]. Mid-Continent Warm Water Fish Culture Workshop 2014, February 3-5, 2014, Council Bluffs, Iowa. 2014:24.
The safety and effectiveness of CuSO4 to control fungus on egg masses in catfish hatcheries - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D., Ledbetter, C.K., Carter, R.R., Steeby, J.A. 2013. The safety and effectiveness of CuSO4 to control fungus on egg masses in catfish hatcheries [abstract]. 2013 Mid-Continent Warm Water Fish Culture Workshop, February 4-6, 2013, Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, Arkansas. p.29.
Acute toxicity of peracetic acid to fish - (Abstract Only)
Ledbetter, C.K., Farmer, B.D., Straus, D.L., Meinelt, T., Pedersen, L. 2014. Acute toxicity of peracetic acid to fish [abstract]. Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America 2014: Taking Aquaculture to New Heights through Technology, Marketing, Collaboration, February 9-12, 2014, Seattle, Washington. p.291.
Kaolinitic clay protects against Flavobacterium columnare infection in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, B.H., Barnett, L.M., Farmer, B.D., Peatman, E., Carter, D. 2014. Kaolinitic clay protects against Flavobacterium columnare infection in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque). Journal of Fish Diseases. Available: doi:10.1111/jfd.12229.
Minnows get columnaris too; copper sulfate works! - (Abstract Only)
Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H., Straus, D.L., Kelly, A.M. 2014. Minnows get columnaris too; copper sulfate works! [abstract]. Abstracts of Aquaculture America 2014: Taking Aquaculture to New Heights through Technology, Marketing, Collaboration, February 9-12, 2014, Seattle, Washington. p.252.
Treating sunshine bass eggs with copper sulfate controls fungus and increases survival - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Beck, B.H., Farmer, B.D., Ledbetter, C.K., Williams, R.S., Clark, M.L., Freeze, M.T. 2014. Treating sunshine bass eggs with copper sulfate controls fungus and increases survival [abstracts]. Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America 2014: Taking Aquaculture to New Heights through Technology, Marketing, Collaboration, February 9-12. 2014, Seattle, Washington. p.504.
Analysis of the Flavobacterium columnare transcriptome reveals gene expression signatures mediating virulence - (Abstract Only)
Beck, B.H., Li, C., Farmer, B.D., Peatman, E. 2014. Analysis of the Flavobacterium columnare transcriptome reveals gene expression signatures mediating virulence [abstract]. Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America 2014: Taking Aquaculture to New Heights through Technology, Marketing, Collaboration, February 9-12, 2014, Seattle, Washington. p.307.
Comparative effects of copper sulfate or potassium permanganate on channel catfish concurrently infected with Flavobacterium columnare and Ichthyobodo necator - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farmer, B.D., Mitchell, A.J., Straus, D.L., Beck, B.H., Fuller, S.A. 2014. Comparative effects of copper sulfate or potassium permanganate on channel catfish concurrently infected with Flavobacterium columnare and Ichthyobodo necator. Journal of Applied Aquaculture. 26:71–83.
Basal polarization of the mucosal compartment in Flavobacterium columnare susceptible and resistant channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peatman, E., Li, C., Peterson, B.C., Straus, D.L., Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H. 2013. Basal polarization of the mucosal compartment in Flavobacterium columnare susceptible and resistant channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus. Molecular Immunology. 56(4):317-327.
Using copper sulfate to control fungus on fish eggs - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D., Ledbetter, C.K., Carter, R.R., Steeby, J.A. 2013. Using copper sulfate to control fungus on fish eggs [abstract]. Lonoke Aquaculture Workshop Book of Abstracts, February 7, 2013, Lonoke, Arkansas. p.7.
Unlocking the secrets of columnaris disease - (Abstract Only)
Beck, B.H., Farmer, B.D., Straus, D.L. 2013. Unlocking the secrets of columnaris disease [abstract]. 2013 Mid-Continent Warm Water Fish Culture Workshop, February 4-6, 2013, Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, Arkansas. p.19.
Copper sulfate is an effective, economical, multi-use compound for fish - (Abstract Only)
Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H., Mitchell, A.J., Straus, D.L. 2013. Copper sulfate is an effective, economical, multi-use compound for fish [abstract]. 2013 Mid-Continent Warm Water Fish Culture Workshop, February 4-6, 2013, Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, Arkansas. p.20.
Pretreating channel catfish with copper sulfate affects susceptibility to columnaris - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H., Mitchell, A.J., Straus, D.L. 2013. Pretreating channel catfish with copper sulfate affects susceptibility to columnaris. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 75(2):205-211.
Safety of feed treated with 17a-methyltestosterone (17MT) to larval Nile tilapia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Straus, D.L., Bowker, J.D., Bowman, M.P., Carty, D., Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D., Ledbetter, C.K. 2013. Safety of feed treated with 17a-methyltestosterone (17MT) to larval Nile tilapia. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 75:212-219.
Pre-treating channel catfish with copper sulfate affects susceptibility to columnaris disease - (Abstract Only)
Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H., Mitchell, A.J., Straus, D.L. 2013. Pre-treating channel catfish with copper sulfate affects susceptibility to columnaris disease[abstract]. Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America 2013: Strike a Chord for Sustainable Aquaculture, February 21-25, 2013, Nashville, Tennessee. p.1059.
Rhamnose binding lectins influence Flavobacterium columnare pathogenesis in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus - (Abstract Only)
Beck, B.H., Farmer, B.D., Straus, D.L., Li, C., Peatman, E. 2013. Rhamnose binding lectins influence Flavobacterium columnare pathogenesis in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus[abstract]. Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America 2013: Strike a Chord for Sustainable Aquaculture, February 21-25, 2013, Nashville, Tennessee. p.86.
Efficacy of bath treatments of formalin and copper sulfate on cultured white bass, Morone chrysops, concurrently infected by Onchocleidus mimus and Ichthyophthirius multifiliis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farmer, B.D., Mitchell, A.J., Straus, D.L., Fuller, S.A., Bullard, S. 2013. Efficacy of bath treatments of formalin and copper sulfate on cultured white bass, Morone chrysops, concurrently infected by Onchocleidus mimus and Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 44(2):305-310.
Rhamnose-binding lectins and their ligands: Putative roles in Flavobacterium columnare pathogenesis in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, B.H., Farmer, B.D., Straus, D.L., Li, C., Peatman, E. 2012. Rhamnose-binding lectins and their ligands: Putative roles in Flavobacterium columnare pathogenesis in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 33(4):1008-1015.
Acute toxicity and histopathology of channel catfish fry exposed to peracetic acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Straus, D.L., Meinelt, T., Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H. 2012. Acute toxicity and histopathology of channel catfish fry exposed to peracetic acid. Aquaculture. 342-343(1):134-138.
The safety of 17a-methyltestosterone administered in feed to larval Nile tilapia - (Other)
Bowman, M.P., Bowker, J., Carty, D.G., Straus, D.L., Farmer, B.D., Mitchell, A.J., Ledbetter, C.K. 2012. The safety of 17a-methyltestosterone administered in feed to larval Nile tilapia. Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership (AADAP). Drug Research Information Bulletin (DRIB) 28. 3 p.
Effectiveness of copper sulfate, potassium permanganate, and peracetic acid to reduce mortality and infestation of Ichthyobodo nector in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque 1818) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farmer, B.D., Straus, D.L., Beck, B.H., Mitchell, A.J., Freeman, D.W., Meinelt, T. 2013. Effectiveness of copper sulfate, potassium permanganate, and peracetic acid to reduce mortality and infestation of Ichthyobodo nector in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque 1818). Aquaculture Research. 44(7):1103-1109.
Effectiveness of copper sulfate and potassium permanganate on channel catfish infected with Flavobacterium columnare - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H., Straus, D.L. 2012. Effectiveness of copper sulfate and potassium permanganate on channel catfish infected with Flavobacterium columnare. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 74(3):320-329.
Peracetic acid is effective for controlling fungus on channel catfish eggs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Straus, D.L., Meinelt, T., Farmer, B.D., Mitchell, A.J. 2012. Peracetic acid is effective for controlling fungus on channel catfish eggs. Journal of Fish Diseases. 35:505-511.
Transcriptomics, SNP discovery, and relative gene expression of fast- and slow-growing hybrid striped bass families and their application in a selective breeding program - (Abstract Only)
Fuller, S.A., Beck, B.H., Farmer, B.D., Mcentire, M.E., Freeman, D.W. 2012. Transcriptomics, SNP discovery, and relative gene expression of fast- and slow-growing hybrid striped bass families and their application in a selective breeding program [abstract]. Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America 2012: Bringing all the Players to the Table. p.173.
Reduction of in vitro growth in Flavobacterium columnare and Saprolegnia parasitica by products containing peracetic acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marchand, P., Phan, T., Straus, D.L., Farmer, B.D., Stuber, A., Meinelt, T. 2012. Reduction of in vitro growth in Flavobacterium columnare and Saprolegnia parasitica by products containing peracetic acid. Aquaculture Research. 43:1861-1866.
Safety of Aquaflor(c)-medicated feed to sunshine bass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Straus, D.L., Bowker, J.D., Bowman, M.P., Carty, D., Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D. 2012. Safety of Aquaflor(c)-medicated feed to sunshine bass. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 74:1-7.
The effect of high total ammonia concentration on the survival of channel catfish experimentally infected with Flavobacterium columnare - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farmer, B.D., Mitchell, A.J., Straus, D.L. 2011. The effect of high total ammonia concentration on the survival of channel catfish experimentally infected with Flavobacterium columnare. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 23:162-168.
Quantitative genetics and differential performance and gene expression of half-sib families of hybrid striped bass in communal ponds - (Abstract Only)
Fuller, S.A., Beck, B.H., Farmer, B.D., Mcentire, M.E., Freeman, D.W. 2011. Quantitative genetics and differential performance and gene expression of half-sib families of hybrid striped bass in communal ponds [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 89(E-Suppl 1):274/Journal of Dairy Science. 94(E-Suppl 1):274.
Treating a natural outbreak of columnaris in channel catfish with copper sulfate and potassium permanganate - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Farmer, B.D., Beck, B.H. 2011. Treating a natural outbreak of columnaris in channel catfish with copper sulfate and potassium permanganate [abstract]. 36th Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop, March 28 – April 1, 2011, Mt. Pleasant , South Carolina. p.20.
Longevity of Bolbophorus damnificus infections in channel catfish - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mitchell, A.J., Yost, M., Panuska, C., Farmer, B.D., Pote, L. 2011. Longevity of Bolbophorus damnificus infections in channel catfish. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 23(2):103-109.
17a-Methyltestosterone - Medicated feed administered to Tilapia: Survival and pathologies. - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Bowker, J.D., Bowman, M.P., Carty, D., Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D. 2011. 17a-Methyltestosterone - Medicated feed administered to Tilapia: Survival and pathologies.. Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America. p.447.
The Safety of AQUAFLOR (50% Florfenicol; Type A Medicated Article) Administered in feed to sunshine bass (female white bass Morone chrysops × male striped bass M. saxatilis) - (Research Notes)
Bowker, J.D., Straus, D.L., Bowman, M.P., Carty, D., Dotson, M., Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D. 2010. The Safety of AQUAFLOR (50% Florfenicol; Type A Medicated Article) Administered in feed to sunshine bass (female white bass Morone chrysops × male striped bass M. saxatilis). U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership, Drug Research Information Bulletin 19. 2 p.
The effect of copper sulfate, potassium permanganate, and peracetic acid on Ichthyobodo necator in channel catfish - (Abstract Only)
Farmer, B.D., Straus, D.L., Mitchell, A.J., Meinelt, T. 2011. The effect of copper sulfate, potassium permanganate, and peracetic acid on Ichthyobodo necator in channel catfish [abstract]. Aquaculture America 2011: Aquaculture on Parade, February 28-March 3, 2011, New Orleans, Lousiana. p.147.
Evaluation of a candidate control gene for Flavobacterium columnare expression analysis and expression profiles in four growth media - (Abstract Only)
Farmer, B.D., Straus, D.L., Fuller, S.A. 2011. Evaluation of a candidate control gene for Flavobacterium columnare expression analysis and expression profiles in four growth media [abstract]. Aquaculture America 2011: Aquaculture on Parade, February 28-March 3, 2011, New Orleans, Lousiana. p.147.
The effectiveness of repeated tank treatments of copper sulfate and formalin on gill flukes and Ich in naturally infested white bass - (Abstract Only)
Farmer, B.D., Mitchell, A.J., Bullard, S.A. 2011. The effectiveness of repeated tank treatments of copper sulfate and formalin on gill flukes and Ich in naturally infested white bass [abstract]. Aquaculture America 2011: Aquaculture on Parade, February 28-March 3, 2011, New Orleans, Lousiana. p.148.
Feeding Aquaflor® medicated feed to sunshine bass at up to 5 times the recommended dose - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Bowker, J., Bowman, M., Carty, D., Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D. 2010. Feeding Aquaflor® medicated feed to sunshine bass at up to 5 times the recommended dose [abstract]. Annual Drug Approval Coodination Workshop. 16:89-94.
The safety of 17a-Methyltestosterone medicated feed to tilapia - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Bowker, J., Bowman, M., Carty, D., Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D. 2010. The safety of 17a-Methyltestosterone medicated feed to tilapia [abstract]. Annual Drug Approval Coodination Workshop. 16:123-130.
The longevity of Bolbophorus damnificus in channel catfish - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D. 2010. The longevity of Bolbophorus damnificus in channel catfish [abstract]. Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop. p.92.
Evaluation of an ultra low-flow water delivery system for small experimental tanks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D. 2010. Evaluation of an ultra low-flow water delivery system for small experimental tanks. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 75:195-200.
Comparison of percent hatch and fungal infestation in channel catfish eggs after copper sulfate, diquat bromide, formalin, and hydrogen peroxide treatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mitchell, A.J., Straus, D.L., Farmer, B.D., Carter, R.R. 2010. Comparison of percent hatch and fungal infestation in channel catfish eggs after copper sulfate, diquat bromide, formalin, and hydrogen peroxide treatment. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 72:201-206.
Comparing copper sulfate, diquat bromide, formalin, and hydrogen peroxide treatments on channel catfish eggs - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, A.J., Straus, D.L., Farmer, B.D., Carter, R.R. 2010. Comparing copper sulfate, diquat bromide, formalin, and hydrogen peroxide treatments on channel catfish eggs[abstract]. Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America 2010. p.681.
The safety of Aquaflor® medicated feed to sunshine bass - (Abstract Only)
Straus, D.L., Bowker, J.D., Bowman, M.P., Mitchell, A.J., Farmer, B.D. 2010. The safety of Aquaflor® medicated feed to sunshine bass [abstract]. Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America 2010. p.956.
Improved methodology for determining antibiotic susceptibility of flavobacterium columnare isolates by broth microdilution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Darwish, A.M., Farmer, B.D., Hawke, J.P. 2008. Improved methodology for determining antibiotic susceptibility of Flavobacterium columnare isolates by broth microdilution. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 20:185-191.
Improved method for minimum inhibitory concentration testing of flavobacterium columnare - (Abstract Only)
Darwish, A.M., Farmer, B.D., Hawke, J.P. 2008. Improved method for minimum inhibitory concentration testing of flavobacterium columnare [abstract]. Book of Abstracts Aquaculture America. p.84.
Minimum inhibitory concentration testing of flavobacterium columnare - (Abstract Only)
Darwish, A.M., Farmer, B.D., Hawke, J.P. 2007. Minimum inhibitory concentration testing of flavobacterium columnare [abstract]. Flavobacterium 2007 Workshop Book of Abstracts. p.35.
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