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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: VACCINOLOGY AND IMMUNITY OF AQUATIC ANIMALS

Location: Aquatic Animal Health Research

Title: Bath immersion, booster vaccination strategy holds potential for protecting juvenile tilapia against Streptococcus iniae

Authors
item Klesius, Phillip
item Shoemaker, Craig
item Evans, Joyce

Submitted to: Global Aquaculture Advocate
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 18, 2008
Publication Date: May 1, 2008
Citation: Klesius, P.H., Shoemaker, C.A., Evans, J.J. 2008. Bath immersion, booster vaccination strategy holds potential for protecting juvenile tilapia against Streptococcus iniae. Global Aquaculture Advocate. 11(3): 49-50.

Interpretive Summary: Streptococcus iniae is a significant bacterial pathogen that causes hemorrhagic septicemia and meningoencephalitis in tilapia, hybrid striped bass, rainbow trout, olive flounder, yellowtail, barramundi and other species of cultured and wild fish worldwide. In tilapia production, vaccination of fry against the bacteria is essential to reduce economic losses. The goal of vaccination is to elicit a strong immune responce to the administered antigen that is capable of prividing long-term protection against infection. However, information on the efficacy of modifiied S. iniae vaccines in newly hatched tilapia fry is limited.

Technical Abstract: Streptococcus iniae is a significant bacterial pathogen that causes hemorrhagic septicemia and meningoencephalitis in tilapia, hybrid striped bass, rainbow trout, olive flounder, yellowtail, barramundi and other species of cultured and wild fish worldwide. In tilapia production, vaccination of fry against the bacteria is essential to reduce economic losses. The goal of vaccination is to elicit a strong immune responce to the administered antigen that is capable of prividing long-term protection against infection. However, information on the efficacy of modifiied S. iniae vaccines in newly hatched tilapia fry is limited.

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