Each fish is evaluated for target pathogens and parasites that are known to infect that particular species. In addition, the standard methods used in the Survey will detect the major salmonid pathogens should they exist in other species. The following list includes bacterial, viral, and parasitic pathogens of interest and their abbreviation.

  • Viruses
    • Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus (IPNV)
    • Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV)
    • Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHS)
    • Oncorhynchus Masou Virus (OMV)
    • Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBV)
    • Spring Viremia of Carp Virus (SVCV)
  • Bacterial Pathogens
    • Aeromonas salmonicida (AS), Furunculosis
    • Yersinia ruckeri (YR), Enteric Redmouth
    • Renibacterium salmoninarum (RS), Bacterial Kidney Disease
    • Edwardsiella ictaluri (ESC), Enteric Septicemia
  • Parasites
    • Myxobolus cerebralis (WD), Whirling Disease
IHNV on EPC at 14 days
IHNV on epithelioma papulosum cyprini (EPC) cells
@ 14 days post-exposure