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La Crosse Fish Health Center Provides Fish Health Inspection Assistance and Training.
Midwest Region, June 28, 2006
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During the week of June 26, 2006, Ken Phillips from the La Crosse Fish Health Center (LFHC) traveled to Warsaw, Missouri, to provide fish health inspection assistance/training to the  new Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fish Health Pathologist. 

Assistance was provided with a fish health inspection at Bennett Spring State Fish Hatchery, including determining fish lots to be sampled and the collection of tissue samples from two lots of rainbow trout at the hatchery. 

Tissue samples were collected for bacterial (Aeromonas salmonicida, Renibacterium salmoninarum, Yersinia ruckeri), viral (infectious pancreatic necrosis virus, infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus), and parasitic (Myxobolus cerebralis) pathogens.

As part of an agreement between the two agencies, the LFHC provides assistance with fish health inspections during their transition to a new pathologist during FY 2006.

Contact Info: Larry Dean, 612-713-5312, Larry_Dean@fws.gov



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