Specific abstracts may also be located by session type in the Online Guide or by author in the Author Index

note: page numbering in this document is not consistent with page numbers in the symposium proceedings


Monday, August 31, 1998
Plenary Lectures  
SESSION 1. BACTERIOLOGY I: Molecular Aspects
SESSION 7. VIROLOGY I: Salmonids and Sturgeons


Tuesday, September 1, 1998
Plenary Lectures  
SESSION 13. IMMUNOLOGY II: Tilapia and Catfish
SESSION 14. PARASITOLOGY IV: Ciliates, Dinoflagellates, Flagellates


Wednesday, September 2, 1998




Carcinogenesis / Neoplasia


Emerging Diseases

Prophylaxis, Vaccines and Treatment





SESSION 18. PARASITOLOGY V: Perkinsus, Part 2
SESSION 19. VIROLOGY II: Invertebrates, Fish, Cetaceans


Thursday, September 3, 1998
Plenary Lectures  
SESSION 20. IMMUNOLOGY III: Invertebrates, Fish, and Marine Mammals
SESSION 22. PARASITOLOGY VI: Infections in Crabs and Fish
SESSION 23. IMMUNOLOGY IV:Salmonids and Marine Fish 
SESSION 25. PARASITIOLOGY VII: Infections in Shellfish and Gastropods
SESSION 27. PARASITOLOGY VIII: Apicomplexa, Microsporidia, Myxozoa

Contents - Plenary Abstracts - Poster Abstracts - Oral Abstracts - Special Session Abstracts - Author Index







Monday, August 31, 1998

8:30 - 9:00 Opening Session

Plenary Lectures
9:00 - 10:30


Chair: Frances Gulland and Grant Rawlin

Impact of Environmental Changes on Aquatic Animal Health
  Judith Zelikoff, NYU School of Medicine, Tuxedo, NY, USA
Harmful Algal Blooms and Their Effects on Marine and Estuarine Animals
  Jan Landsberg, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, St. Petersburg, FL, USA & Sandra Shumway, Southampton College, Long Island University, NY, USA and
Mass Mortalities of Marine Mammals
  Joseph Geraci and VJ Lounsbury, National Aquarium in Baltimore, USA

11:00 - 12:45 Concurrent Oral Presentations




Chairs: Marcia House and Claudio Ghittino

S1-1 Genomic Subtyping of Edwardsiella ictaluri Isolated From Diseased Channel Catfish by Arbitrarily Primed Polymerase Chain Reaction
ooooooooooooJA Bader*, CA Shoemaker, PH Klesius, MA Connolly, and JM Barbaree
S1-2 Sequencing and Molecular Analysis of Edwardsiella ictaluri plasmids
ooooooooooooDH Fernandez* and RL Thune
S1-3 Comparative Analysis of Flexibacter, Flavobacter, and Cytophaga Species of Bacteria Isolated From Rainbow Trout
ooooooooooooSE LaPatra*, R Walker, AW Morton, and JM Groff
S1-4 Characterization of Danish Flavobacterium psychrophilium Strains Isolated from Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) by Ribotyping and Plasmid Profiles
ooooooooooooL Madsen* and I Dalsgaard
S1-5 Accuracy of the AQUAEIA Kit (Bionor AS) for the Detection of the Pasteurellosis Agent in Diseased and Carrier Fish
ooooooooooooF Lores, B Magarinos, CR Osorio, AE Toranzo, and JL Romalde*
S1-6 PCR-Based Detection of Fish Pasteurellosis
ooooooooooooCR Osorio, JL Romalde*, JL Barja, MD Collins, and AE Toranzo
S1-7 Characterization of Streptococcus iniae From Cultured Fish by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis
ooooooooooooCA Shoemaker* and PH Klesius



Chairs: Thomas Lipscomb and Hamish Rodger

S2-1 Overview of Emerging Diseases in Coral Reef Ecosystems of the World
ooooooooooooEC Peters* and DL Santavy
S2-2 Brucellosis in Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina richardsii) and Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) From Puget Sound, Washington, USA: Evidence of Transmission Through Infected Parafilaroides sp. Lungworms
ooooooooooooMM Garner*, DM Lambourn, SJ Jeffries, PB Hall, JC Rhyan, DR Ewalt, LM Polzin and NF Cheville
S2-3 Cardiomyopathy Syndrome in Scotland: Investigations into a Disease of Concern
ooooooooooooHD Rodger*, T Turnbull, and M Bonniwell
S2-4 The Epidemiology and Dynamics of Shell Disease in the Edible Crab, Cancer pagurus (L).
ooooooooooooCL Vogan*, PJ Llewellyn, and AF Rowley
S2-5 Tumors of Gray Snapper (Mangrove Snapper) in the Florida Keys (Dry Tortugas to Biscayne Bay)
ooooooooooooRM Werner*, GR Stanton, MC Schmale, and J Bernstein
S2-6 An Outbreak of Spondylolisthesis (Vertebral Dorsal Osteochondrosis) in an Alligator, Caiman croccodilus, Farm in Closed Environment
ooooooooooooV Bermudez*, I Pineda, J Moreno, M Rossini and G Gaarcian
S2-7 Leukaemia in Salmon Culture in Chile
ooooooooooooVR Enriquez*, M Monrás, JP Núñez, M Soto, D Suárez and VL Cubilos

Chairs: Mohamed Faisal and Andrezej Chris Siwicki

S3-1 Stimulation of Rainbow Trout Immune Cells with Oligodeoxynucleotides Bearing CpG Motifs
ooooooooooooJ Heppell* , J Sanchez-Dardon , AM Krieg, and HL Davis
S3-2 The Type 1 Interferon Response in Salmonids
ooooooooooooMC Johnson*, CH Kim, K Suzuki, and JC Leong
S3-3 Trout IgM Assembly Processes Yield Multiple Structural Forms
ooooooooooooSL Kaattari*, DA Evans, and JV Klemer
S3-4 Analysis of Anti-IHNV Antibodies from Thymectomized and Sham Thymectomized Rainbow Trout Using Rotofor Isoelectric Focusing
ooooooooooooJV Klemer*, SE LaPatra, and SL Kaattari
S3-5 Analysis of CDR2 Regions of Antigen-Specific Trout Antibody Genes
ooooooooooooTD Lewis* and SL Kaattari
S3-6  Effect of VYS-2 and Glucan on Immune Response of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Immunosuppressed with T-2 Toxin
ooooooooooooNV Guseva and LA Ford*

Chairs: Linda Pote and Michael Kent

S4-1 Application of Ribosomal DNA Sequences to the Study of Myxosporean Parasites of the Genus Myxobolus
ooooooooooooKB Andree*, C Szekely, K Molnar, M El-Matbouli, TS McDowell, and RP Hedrick
S4-2 Whirling Disease: Detection of Early Development Stages of Myxobolus cerebralis in Fish and Oligochaete Hosts by In Situ Hybridization
ooooooooooooDB Antonio*, M El-Matbouli, TS McDowell, and RP Hedrick
S4-3 Laboratory Experiments on Some Exogenous Factors Influencing the Development of the Triactinomyxon Stages of Myxobolus cerebralis, the Causative Agent of Whirling Disease
ooooooooooooM El-Matbouli*, TS McDowell, and RP Hedrick
S4-4 Development of Molecular Markers to Identify Susceptible Oligochaete Hosts for Myxobobus cerebralis
ooooooooooooKA Beauchamp*, TS McDowell, RD Kathman, C Rasmussen, A Colwell, JR Winton, and RP Hedrick
S4-5 Host specificity of Myxobolus cerebralis Spores and Their Triactinomyxon Stage, the Causative Agent of Whirling Disease
ooooooooooooM El-Matbouli*, TS McDowell, and RS Hedrick
S4-6 The Case for Naming Actinosporeans
ooooooooooooRJG Lester*, SL Hallett and M EL-Matbouli
S4-7 Studies on Whirling Disease Prevention and Control
ooooooooooooJ Lifan and Z Wanghua (presented by J Ou*)
S4-8 Laboratory and Field Trials on the Efficacy of Fumagillin to Control Whirling Disease
ooooooooooooM El-Matbouli and RW Hoffman

2:00 - 3:30 Concurrent Special Session and Oral Presentations



Chairs: Vicki Blazer and JoAnn Burkholder

SS1-1 Lesions Observed in Menhaden Collected During Fish Kills and During Other Collections in Tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay
ooooooooooooVS Blazer*, CL Densmore, E May, and W Volgelbein
SS1-2 The Role of Fungi in Menhaden Mortality: How to Narrow Epidemiological Searches
ooooooooooooMJ Dykstra and JF Levine
SS1-3 Mycobacteriosis in Striped Bass, Morone saxitalis, From Chesapeake Bay
ooooooooooooWK Vogelbein*, DE Zwerner, H Kator, M Rhodes, SI Kotob, and M Faisal
SS1-4 Pathogenic Amoebae Affecting Fish in Tidal Freshwater James River
ooooooooooooSR Webb*, BL Brown, SP McIninch and GC Garman
SS1-5 Molecular Approaches for the Detection and Identification of Parasitic and Toxic Dinoflagellates
ooooooooooooR Vasta, DW Coats, DK Stoecker , L Aishao , AC Wright, JAF Robledo and CA Coss
SS1-6 An Outbreak of Domoic Acid Toxicity in California Sea Lions off the Central California Coast
ooooooooooooFMD Gulland*, M Haulena, T Rowles, LJ Lowenstine, T Spraker, T Lipscomb, V Trainer, F Van Dolah and C Sholin


SESSION 5. PARASITOLOGY II: Perkinsus, Part 1  [TOP]

Chairs: Gerardo Vasta and Eugene Burreson

S5-1 Identification of Carbohydrates on the Surface of Perkinsus marinus
ooooooooooooGD Brown* and M Faisal
S5-2 Relationships Between Land-Use Patterns and Dermo Disease in Oysters from Two South Carolina Estuaries
ooooooooooooD Bushek*, D White, D Porter, B Jones, J Keesee and D Edwards
S5-3 Acid Phosphatase and Superoxide Dismutase Activities in Different Strains of the Oyster Protozoan Parasite, Perkinsus marinus
ooooooooooooF-LE Chu*, S Armknecht, and AK Volety
S5-4 Use of Riboprinting in Discriminating between Perkinsus Species Isolates from the Chesapeake Bay
ooooooooooooGD Brown*, S Kotob and M Faisal
S5-5 Antibodies to the Protozoan Oyster Pathogen Perkinsus marinus (Apicomplexa) Bind to Some Dinoflagellates (Dynophyceae): Pragmatic and Phylogenetic Implications
ooooooooooooCF Dungan*, D Bushek, and AJ Lewitus
S5-6 Riboprinting and Sequence Analysis of the Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA Genes of Two Perkinsus spp. Isolates From the Softshell Clam, Mya arenaria
ooooooooooooSI Kotob*, SM McLaughlin, and M Faisal



Chairs: Christopher Andrews and Nantarika Chansue

S6-1 The Use of Natural Products in the Treatment of EUS (Enzootic Ulcerative Syndrome)
ooooooooooooRE Campbell*, JH Lilley, and RH Richards
S6-2 Inhibition of Fish Pathogenic Bacteria by Non-pathogenic Aquatic Bacteria: Development of a Probiotic Concept
ooooooooooooL Gram*, T Nielsen, B Spanggaard, and I Huber
S6-3 Immunostimulation by the Leaf Extract of the Indian Medicinal Plant, Ocimmum sanctum in Orechromis massambicus (Peters)
ooooooooooooDR Michael*, SM Logambal, S Venakatalakshmi and YV Viji
S6-4 Expression of an Insect Cecropin Gene in Channel Catfish
ooooooooooooQ Zhang*, TR Tiersch and RK Cooper
S6-5 Biological Method of Struggle against Diplostomoses in Fish Farm of Kazakhstan
ooooooooooooD Zhatkanbayeva
S6-6 Reduction in Artemia nauplii Mortality with the Use of a Probiotic Bacterium
ooooooooooooB Gomez-Gil*, A Roque, JF Turnbull, and V Inglis
S6-7 Probiotic Activity of Aeromonas media on the Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas when Challenged with Vibrio tubiashii
ooooooooooooLF Gibson


SESSION 7. VIROLOGY I: Salmonids and Sturgeons  [TOP]

Chair: Mamoru Yoshimizu and Larry Hanson

S7-1 The Effect of Fish Density on the Survival of Rainbow Trout Fry During an Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis (IPN) Epidemic
ooooooooooooJ Bebak*, PE McAllister, R Boston, and G Smith
S7-2 Preservation of IHNV Infectivity on the Sediments
ooooooooooooT Kimura*, T Yoshinaka, M Yoshimizu, and Y Ezura
S7-3 Seasonal Variation in Prevalence of Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis (IPN) Virus in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Broodstock
ooooooooooooK Ross and TS Hastings*
S7-4 Viral Diseases in Sturgeon: Challenges For a New Industry
ooooooooooooMA Adkison* and RP Hedrick
S7-5 Applications of Epidemiology in Aquaculture: Controlling White Sturgeon Viruses
ooooooooooooMP Georgiadis*, IA Gardner, TE Carpenter, WO Johnson, and RP Hedrick
S7-6 Adaptive Viral Disease Management Strategies for an Endangered Strain of White Sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus
ooooooooooooSE LaPatra*, S Ireland, JM Groff, and K Clemens

4:00 - 5:30 Concurrent Special Session and Oral Presentations



Chairs: Cindy Driscoll and Jill Arnold; Coordinator: William Fisher

Building a National Database for Diseases and Mortalities of Marine Organisms
  WS Fisher
A GIS-Based Program to Study Relationships among Marine Mortalities, Diseases and Algal Bloom Events
  P Epstein
Large Scale Marine Mammal Die-Offs: Small Scale Understanding of Why
  J Geraci



Chairs: Paul Cheung and Bob Lester

S8-1 Pathogenicity of an Exotic Heterophyid Trematodes Infecting the Gills of the Endangered Species Etheostoma fonticola (Fountain Darter)
ooooooooooooAJ Mitchell*, AE Goodwin, MJ Salmon, TM Brandt and DG Huffman
S8-2 The Potential for an Exotic Heterophyid Trematode to Invade and Cause Disease in Four Major Aquaculture Species
ooooooooooooAJ Mitchell*, AE Goodwin, MJ Salmon and TM Brandt
S8-3 Preliminary Integrated Study of the Effects of Cadmium and Ammonium on the Immunological and Histopathological Responses of Carp (Cyprinus carpio), Infected with Sanguinicola inermis
ooooooooooooP-MM Schuwerack*, D Hoole and JW Lewis
S8-4 Heavy Metal Bioaccumulation by Acanthocephalans Parasitizing Fish and Their Role in Environmental Impact Studies
ooooooooooooB Sures* and H Taraschewski
S8-5 Pathobiology Associated With the Acanthocephalan Southwellina hispida in the Alimentary Canal of Phalacrocorax carbo (Aves)
ooooooooooooB S Dezfuli*, S Capuano, M Manera, C Barbieri, and S Volponi
S8-6  Rodlet cells in Digestive Tract of Different Species of Fish and Their Relationship With Parasitic Helminths
ooooooooooooB S Dezfuli*, M Manera, S Capuano, and R Rossi



Chair: Robert Busch and Ron Thune

S9-1 Development of Vaccines Against Bacterial Diseases in Salmonid Fishes Using DNA Immunization
ooooooooooooM Gomez-Chiarri*, MJ Mauel, SH Marshall, C Orrego and RP Levine
S9-2 The Expression of the Mx Protein and Vaccine Efficacy in Rainbow Trout
ooooooooooooCH Kim*, M Johnson, E Thomann, B Simon and JC Leong
S9-3 Development and Use of Vaccines for Fish Cultured in Warm-water
ooooooooooooPH Klesius*, CA Shoemaker, and JJ Evans
S9-4 Advances in Vaccine Development for Chilean Bacterial Diseases
ooooooooooooDB Powell*, RC Palm Jr, RM Brown, EA Greger and MP Pena
S9-5 Exposure of Goldfish Carrasius auratus (L) and Koi Cyprinus carpio (L) to Atypical Aeromonas salmonicida, a Causal Agent of Bacterial Ulcer Disease
ooooooooooooLE Swaim*, ML Landolt, and DB Powell
S9-6 Evaluation of A Live Attenuated Vaccine Against Edwardsiella ictaluri in Fry and Fingerling Channel Catfish
ooooooooooooRL Thune*, DH Fernandez and L Lumbard



Chair: Sarah Lister and Juan Barja

S10-1 Detection of Atypical Mycobacterium spp. in Fish and Man Using Immunohistochemistry, ELISA, PCR and in situ Hybridization
ooooooooooooA Adams*, KD Thompson, S Puttinaowarat, DJ Morris, T Somsin, W Knibb, and A Kolk
S10-2 Oral Mycoplasmal Infections in Pinnipeds
ooooooooooooLN Measures
S10-3 Aquacultural Hazards: A Chapter from the Textbook, Safety and Health in Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
ooooooooooooRM Durborow
S10-4 An Investigation of the Self-Reported Occupational Health Concerns of Aquaculture Workers in the Northeast of Scotland
ooooooooooooK J Sharp
S10-5 Yo-Yo Diving on Scottish Salmon Farms
ooooooooooooSE Wilcock



Tuesday, September 1, 1998

Plenary Lectures
8:30 - 10:30

Chairs: Susan Bower and Vladimir Veronin

Emerging Crustacean Diseases
  Donald Lightner* and RM Redman, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Arizona, AZ, USA
Emerging Molluscan Diseases
  Sharon McGladdery, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Moncton, Canada
Emerging Diseases of Fish
  Ronald Hedrick, School of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Parasitology: The Myxosporean-Actinosporean Connection
  Jerri Bartholomew, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

11:00 - 12:45 Concurrent Oral Presentations



Chairs: Scott LaPatra and Jesus Romalde

S11-1 Characterization of Vibrio viscosus (Moritella viscosa) and V. wodanis Associated with Winter Ulcers in Salmonids in Iceland, Norway and Scotland
ooooooooooooE Benediksdóttir*, L Verdonck, C Spröer, S Helgason and J Swings
S11-2 Recent Knowledge on the Taxonomy of Gram-Positive Cocci Pathogenic to Fish
ooooooooooooC Ghittino*, A Eldar, and RP Hedrick
S11-3 Comparison of Virulence of Piscirickettsia salmonis Isolates
ooooooooooooML House*, JL Bartholomew, JR Winton and JL Fryer
S11-4 Piscirickettsia salmonis Inactivation by Chlorine and Freshwater
ooooooooooooRC Palm Jr*, DB Powell, and MP Pena
S11-5 Entry Portal of Piscirickettsia salmonis in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
ooooooooooooPA Smith*, P Ojeda, P Pizarro, JR Contreras and JJ Larenas
S11-6 Aerobic Bacterial Flora Associated with Tropical Ornamental Fish Imported into Scotland
ooooooooooooRE Del Rio Rodriguez*, JF Turnbull, RH Richards, A Murray



Chair: Frank Hetrick and Carlos Dopazo

S12-1 Report on the First Occurrence of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) in Scotland, United Kingdom
ooooooooooooIR Bricknell, DW Bruno, C Cunningham, TS Hastings, AH McVicar, PD Munro, R Raynard and RM Stagg*
S12-2 First Identification of Infectious Salmonid Anaemia Virus (ISAV) in North America: Initial Isolation and Appraisal of Diagnostic Tests
ooooooooooooSG Griffiths, MD Cook*, KJ Melville, B McDonell and LA Hutchin
S12-3 Infectious Salmon Anaemia Virus: Pathology and Transmission in Fresh and Salt Water
ooooooooooooL Brown*, A MacKinnon, and H Ferguson
S12-4 Pathogenesis of White Spot Virus (WSV) in Penaeid Shrimps from South Carolina
ooooooooooooRM Krol*, WE Hawkins, RM Overstreet, KK Vijayan and JM Lotz
S12-5 Histopathology and Epizootiology of the North American Strain of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus in Pacific Herring in Prince William Sound, Alaska
ooooooooooooGD Marty* and TR Meyers
S12-6 Susceptibility of Seabream Sparus aurata Fry and Adult Fish to Nodavirus Disease
ooooooooooooGP Skliris*, RH Richards, SE Papoutsoglou, and G Fleris
S12-7 An Unusual Subcellular Agent Associated with Damselfish Neurofibromatosis
ooooooooooooMC Schmale*, PDL Gibbs, C Campbell, S Kamper, SD Baribeau, and SM Cacal


SESSION 13. IMMUNOLOGY II: Tilapia and Catfish  [TOP]

Chairs: Charles Rice and Takeshi Aoki

S13-1 Peptide Expression in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
ooooooooooooRK Cooper*, BE Smith, QZ Zhang and TR Tiersch
S13-2 Humoral Antibody Responses of Channel Catfish Fry Exposed to Live Edwardsiella ictaluri
ooooooooooooL Petrie-Hanson* and J Ainsworth
S13-3 A Comparison of the Immune Response of Clonal Lines of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L)
ooooooooooooMRI Sarder, KD Thompson*, DJ Penman, A Adams and BJ McAndrew
S13-4 Immunoglobulin, Antibody and Ig Positive Cells in the Epidermis of Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus
ooooooooooooD Zilberg* and PH Klesius
S13-5 Social Stress Suppresses Neutrophil Activities in Tilapia
ooooooooooooT Iida and J Kurogi
S13-6 Immunodiagnosis: Immunological Status of Infested and Immunized Catfish Clarias lazera
ooooooooooooNM El-Bahy


SESSION 14. PARASITOLOGY IV: Ciliates, Dinoflagellates, Flagellates  [TOP]

Chairs: Margaret Ewing and James Sniezek

S14-1 Identification of Ciliated Protozoans in the Respiratory Tract, Skin, and Somatic Lymph Nodes of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) From California, USA
ooooooooooooKD Arkush*, WG Van Bonn, and SL Poynton
S14-2 An Unusual Parasitic Dinoflagellate in Prawns, Pandalus platyceros, in British Columbia
ooooooooooooSM Bower* and GR Meyer
S14-3 "Bumper Car" Disease ­ A Model of Health and Infectious Disease Processes in American Lobsters
ooooooooooooRJ Cawthorn*, RJ MacMillian, and B Despres
S14-4 Protozoan Ectoparasites of Fish From the Salton Sea, California
ooooooooooooB Kuperman* and V Matey
S14-5 Flagellates from Cetaceans: Identification Techniques, Morphology and Clinical Significance
ooooooooooooAB Heinrich*, SL Poynton and B Whitaker


Wednesday, September 2, 1998


Poster Session
8:00 - 11:30

2:00 - 3:30 Concurrent Special Session and Oral Presentations



Chairs: Maura Hiney and Bjarne Bjorshol; Coordinator: Scott LaPatra

Speakers: Research, Larry Hanson
  Industry, Scott LaPatra
  Veterinary Services, Tom Baldwin
  OIE, Jim Winton



Chair: Thomas Meinelt and Christine Moffit

S15-1 Possible Cause for Thiamine Deficiency Associated With Sac-fry Mortality in Early Mortality Syndrome in Feral Great Lakes Salmonid Species
ooooooooooooDC Honeyfield
S15-2 Effects of B-Carotene Supplementation on the Growth and Immune Response of Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss
ooooooooooooV Kiron*, EC Amar, N Okamoto, S Satoh, and T Watanabe
S15-3 Ovarian Ceroidosis in a Cichlid, Prognathochromis periri: A Clinical Assessment
ooooooooooooR Klinger*, R Francis-Floyd, and V Blazer
S15-4 The Impact of Dietary Vitamin E and Dissolved Oxygen Supplementation on Immune Response Hematology and Antioxidant Status in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
ooooooooooooB Lygren*, K Hamre and R Waagbo
S15-5 Novel Harmless Inert Marker for Digestibility Determinations in Fish
ooooooooooooAO Meyer-Willerer
S15-6 The Use of a Enriched Diet Added with Antibiotic Growth Promoter to Improved Hatchability Alligator Syndrome and Growth Retardation in Closed Environment
ooooooooooooV Bermudez*, I Pineda, V Blanco, G Garcia, M Rossini and J Moreno



Chairs: Marilyn Wolfe and Marie Mulcahy

S16-1 Amoeba-like Organisms on the Gills Associated with Mortality of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) in Fresh Water in Norway
ooooooooooooH Bleie*, A Levsen, T Alvik, OB Dale, K Nyberg, and AE Broederud
S16-2 Microsporidiosis in Leopard Sharks
ooooooooooooMM Garner*, TJ Miller-Morgan, SR Brown, R Reimschuessel, SL Poynton, TJ Baldwin and RE Olson
S16-3 Distribution and Pathology of QPX, Quahog Parasite Unknown, in Hard Clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, in Virginia, USA
ooooooooooooLM Ragone Calvo and EM Burreson*
S16-4 QPX, A Protozoan Parasite of Hard Clams
ooooooooooooR Smolowitz
S16-5 Pathogenesis of Loma salmonae, a Gill Microsporidian Pathogen of Emerging Significance to Pacific Salmon Aquaculture
ooooooooooooDJ Speare*, RJF Markham, HJ Beaman, GJ Sanchez, J Daley and SRM Jones
S16-6 Characterization of Achlya sp. Associated with Diseased Soft-Shelled Turtle (Trionyx sinensis) from Hong Kong
ooooooooooooEM Leano*, LLP Vrijmoed and EBG Jones

4:00 - 5:30 Concurrent Oral Presentations



Chairs: Ana Baya and Trevor Hastings

S17-1 Inducible Catalase in Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicidea: Possible Role in Protection Against Killing by Activated Rainbow Trout Macrophages
ooooooooooooAC Barnes*, TJ Bowden, MT Horne, and AE Ellis
S17-2 Effect of Temperature and Exposure to Renibacterium salmoninarum on Healing of Descaling Injuries in Juvenile Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
ooooooooooooDG Elliott*, CM Aiwohi, and JL Congleton
S17-3 A Virulence Comparison of Wild-Type ATCC 33209 and Attenuated MT239 Renibacterium salmoninarum Isolates in Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
ooooooooooooCL O'Farrell*, DG Elliott and ML Landolt
S17-4 Virulence Properties of Aeromonas Species Isolated From Cultured Frogs
ooooooooooooMD Pearson*, N Tange, I Hirono, T Aoki, R Miranda, and V Inglis
S17-5 Development of Challenge Test for Penaeus vannamei Post Larvae: Diet Composition and Resistance to Disease
ooooooooooooR Robles* and P Sorgeloos
S17-6 Changes in the Gut Microflora of Intensively-Reared Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.) Larvae in a British Hatchery
ooooooooooooDW Verner-Jeffreys, RJ Shields, IR Bricknell and TH Birbeck


SESSION 18. PARASITOLOGY V: Perkinsus, Part 2  [TOP]

Chair: David Bushek and Chris Dungan

S18-1 The Effects of Perkinsus marinus Proteases on the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica
ooooooooooooJL Oliver*, M Faisal and SL Kaattari
S18-2 Effects of Protease Inhibitors on the Oyster Pathogen Perkinsus marinus and Oyster Cells in vitro
ooooooooooooJF La Peyre*, HS Kristensen, KC McDonough, and RK Cooper
S18-3 Molecular Genetic Analysis of Perkinsus marinus, A Protozoan Oyster Pathogen
ooooooooooooKS Reece*, D Bushek, KL Hudson and JE Graves
S18-4 Characterization of Two Perkinsus spp. From the Softshell Clam, Mya arenaria
ooooooooooooSM McLaughlin* and M Faisal


SESSION 19. VIROLOGY II: Invertebrates, Fish, Cetaceans  [TOP]

Chairs: Esther Peters and Takahisa Kimura

S19-1 Genomic Variation Among Aquatic Birnaviruses Based on Nucleotide and Deduced Amino Acid Sequences of cDNA of Genome Segment A
ooooooooooooS Blake, J-Y Ma, D Caporale, S Jairath, and BL Nicholson*
S19-2 Disseminated Herpesviral Infection in a Bottlenose Dolphin
ooooooooooooT Blanchard, T Lipscomb, W McFee* and R Garber
S19-3 A Review of Freshwater Crayfish Viruses
ooooooooooooBF Edgerton
S19-4 Grouping and Identification of VHSV-Strains by Comparison of G- and NV- Genes
ooooooooooooPJ Enzmann*, T Meyers, J McArdle, F Geoghegan, H Schutze, D Fichtner and G Walliser
S19-5 Green Fluorescent Protein Gene is an Efficient Reporter in Recombinant CCV Research
ooooooooooooLA Hanson* and S Marinovic
S19-6 Pathogenicity of Wild Marine European Isolate of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia for Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua)
ooooooooooooM Snow*, IR Bricknell, DA Smail, CO Cunningham, WT Melvin, and R Shields



Thursday, September 3, 1998

Plenary Lectures
9:00 - 10:30
Chairs: Jim Winton and Hisatsugu Wakabayashi

Update on Shellfish Pathogens Listed in the OIE (L'Office International des Epizooties) Aquatic Animal Health Code
  Henri Grizel*, IFREMER, Sète, France and Dr. Frank Berthe, IFREMER, La Tremblade, France
Update on Fish Pathogens Listed in the OIE (L'Office International des Epizooties) Aquatic Animal Health Code
  Barry Hill, Center for Environmental, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth, England
Toxicology and Carcinogenesis
  David Hinton, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

11:00 - 12:45 Concurrent Special Session and Oral Presentations



Chairs: Jack Fournie and Paul Bowser

SS4-1 Gonadal Neoplasms in Softshell Clams, Mya arenaria: A Summary of Knowledge
ooooooooooooBJ Barber
SS4-2 Prevalence of Walleye Dermal Sarcoma by Age Class in Walleyes in Oneida Lake, New York
ooooooooooooRG Getchell, GA Wooster, LG Rudstam, AJ Van De Valk, TE Brooking, and PR Bowser*
SS4-3 Concentration-related Induction in Japanese Medaka (Oryzias latipes) of Hepatic Cellular Proliferation and Carcinogenesis Following Short-term Exposure to N-Nitrosodiethylamine
ooooooooooooWE Hawkins*, NJ Brown-Peterson, Y Zhu, and RA Krol
SS4-4 Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) on the Common Dab (Limanda limanda): Mutations in the ras-2 Gene as a Potential Biomaker of Pathology
ooooooooooooRM Stagg*, JM Rotchelle, DW Bruno and JA Craft
SS4-5 Metastatic Carcinoma of California Sea Lions: Evidence of Genital Origin
ooooooooooooTP Lipscomb*, FMD Gulland, and DP Scott
SS4-6 Preliminary Evidence Links Sea-Turtle Fibropapillomatosis to Tumor ­ Promoting Microalgae
ooooooooooooJH Landsberg*, GH Balazs, KA Steidinger, DG Baden, TM Work and DJ Russell
SS4-7 Marine Turtle Fibropapillomatosis: Experimental and Epizootiologic Evidence for an Infectious Etiology
ooooooooooooLH Herbst


SESSION 20. IMMUNOLOGY III: Invertebrates, Fish, and Marine Mammals  [TOP]

Chairs: Roxanne Smolowitz and Alexandra Adams

S20-1 Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity in Oyster Hemocytes
ooooooooooooRS Anderson*, LM Mora, and ML Haasch
S20-2 Activity of Plasma Protease Inhibitors in Sarcomatous Softshell Clams, Mya arenaria
ooooooooooooE Elsayed*, S McLaughlin, and M Faisal
S20-3 Induction of Cell-Mediated Immunity by Dimerized Lysozyme (KLP-602), after Irridovirus Induced Immune Suppression in Sheatfish (Silurus glanis)
ooooooooooooAK Siwicki*, M Morand, P Klein, F Pozet, and E Terech-Majewska
S20-4 The Immunobiology of the Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis: A Model for Assessing Estuarine Environmental Health
ooooooooooooCD Rice*, MM Banes, and AZ Andol
S20-5 Selective Loss of High and Low Affinity During Purification Procedures
ooooooooooooHL Zhang* and SL Kaattari
S20-6 Restoration of Cell-Mediated Immunity After Suppression Induced by Xenobiotics ­ in vitro and in vivo Study
ooooooooooooM Studnicka, AK Siwicki*, A Rymuszka, A Bownik, I Krakowska, E Terech-Majewska
S20-7 Purification and Serological Characterization of Florida Manatee Immunoglobulin G
ooooooooooooSA Kania*, D Murphy and LND Potgieter



Chairs: Otis Miller and Barry Hill

S21-1 Licensing and Regulation of Veterinary Biologics for Fish in the United States
ooooooooooooNG Birnbaum
S21-2 Minimizing the Spread of Disease Agents Due to Transport of Cryopreserved Germplasm of Aquatic Species
ooooooooooooJA Jenkins* and TR Tiersch
S21-3 Use of Molecular Biology Techniques in Abalone Fishery Management
ooooooooooooAP Sierra-Beltran*, NY Hernandez-Saavedra, JL Ochoa, L Fueyo-McDonald, A Fuentes-Montalvo
S21-4 Import Health Risk Analysis: Salmonids for Human Consumption
ooooooooooooMAB Stone*, SC MacDiarmid and HJ Pharo


SESSION 22. PARASITOLOGY VI: Infections in Crabs and Fish  [TOP]

Chairs: Jeffrey Shields and Barbara Nowak

S22-1 Proliferation of Hemotodinium perezi, a Parasitic Dinoflagellate, in the Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus
ooooooooooooJD Shields
S22-2 Effects of Salinity and Temperature on Intensity of Hematodinum sp. Infections in Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus
ooooooooooooGA Messick*, W Van Heukelum, and S Jordan
S22-3 Bitter Crab Syndrome in the Bering Sea. 1988-1996
ooooooooooooJF Morado*, LL Mooney, TR Meyers and RS Otto
S22-4 Parasites of the Turkish Wrass, Thalassoma pavo (Labridae) from Maderia. Preliminary results
ooooooooooooG Costa, AA Rego, and JC Chubb
S22-5 The Susceptibility and Immunity of Paralabrax maculatofasciatus (Pisces: Serranidae) to Neobenedenia sp. a Monogenetic Trematode
ooooooooooooSF Martinez-Diaz*, M Moreno-Legorreta, M Contreras-Holgiun and JL Ortiz-Galindo
S22-6 Effect of Parasitism on Immunity of Cultured Fishes
ooooooooooooMA El-Seify, MK Soliman and BM Nadia
S22-7 Pollution Effects on the Ectoparasite Fauna of Mullets
ooooooooooooR Madhavi and K Ruchika

2:00 - 3:30 Concurrent Oral Presentations


SESSION 23. IMMUNOLOGY IV: Salmonids and Marine Fish  [TOP]

Chairs: Steve Kaattari and Takaji Iida

S23-1 The Immunological Defences of Halibut Eggs
ooooooooooooTJ Bowden and IR Bricknell*
S23-2 Molecular Analysis of Complement Component C7, C8 Beta and C9 of Japanese Flounder Paralichthys olivaceus
ooooooooooooT Katagiri*, I Hirono, and T Aoki
S23-3 Characteristics of the Leukocyte-like Cell Line, That Derived From Leukemic Red Sea Bream
ooooooooooooM Miyata*, T Kageyama, K Linuma, T Kobayashi, and T Miyazaki
S23-4 Structural and Functional Characterization of a Mannose-Binding Lectin from the Serum of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
ooooooooooooKW Ewart , CA Ottinger , NW Ross , LL Brown , and SC Johnson*
S23-5 Multiparameter Cell-Cycle Analysis of Atlantic Salmon Peripheral Blood Leukocytes
ooooooooooooCA Ottinger*, LL Brown, NW Ross, and SC Johnson
S23-6 The Cell Mediated (CMI) and Humoral Immune Response Developed by Piscirickettsia salmonis in Atlantic Salmon
ooooooooooooCS Farias*, A Adams, K Thompson, M Monras, and E Landskron



Chair: Pedro Smith and Eva Benediktsdottir

S24-1 A Bacteriological Study of Oysters, Crassostrea virginica and Ostrea edulis, in the Damariscotta River, Maine USA
ooooooooooooMA Crosby* and BJ Barber
S24-2 Isolation of Anaerobic Intestinal Bacteria, Pathogens and Normal Flora, From Fish and Shellfish
ooooooooooooBA Dixon*, DV Straub, and J Truscott
S24-3 Bioencapsulation of Antibacterial Drugs in Adult Brine Shrimp, Artemia franciscana
ooooooooooooRF Ramirez*, BA Dixon, and DK Kawahigashi
S24-4 Microbial Control of the Intensive Culture of Artemia Juveniles
ooooooooooooL Verschuere*, G Rombaut, J Dhont, G Huys, P Sorgeloos, J Swings, and W Verstraete
S24-5 Pathogenic Bacteria in a Shrimp Hatchery and Backwaters in Andhra Pradesh, India
ooooooooooooC Kalavati, N Aravindan and AV Raman
S24-6 Dermal Ulceration of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis nilocticus, in Freshwater Ponds
ooooooooooooF Palisoc Jr*, R Macion, and W Baraquio


SESSION 25. PARASITOLOGY VII: Infections in Shellfish and Gastropods  [TOP]

Chair: Renate Reimschuessel and Richard Cawthorn

S25-1 Results of Trials to Determine the Relative Resistance of an Irish Population of Flat Oysters to the Parasite Bonamia ostreae
ooooooooooooSC Culloty* and MF Mulcahy
S25-2 Isolation of a Labyrinthuloides sp. (Protozoa: Labyrinthomorpha) with Unique Properties from the Softshell Clam (Mya arenaria)
ooooooooooooM Faisal*, SM McLaughlin, E Elsayed, EA MacIntyre, SI Kotob and H El-Gawady
S25-3 Multiplex PCR: A Rapid Method for Screening of Oyster Pathogens Perkinsus marinus (Dermo), Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX) and Haplosporidium costale (SSO)
ooooooooooooS Penna*, J Volk, J Karolus, I Sunila, RA French
S25-4 DNA-based Molecular Diagnosis for Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX) Life Cycle Studies
ooooooooooooNA Stokes*, BS Flores, KA Ashton-Alcox, JR Pharo, SE Ford and EM Burreson
S25-5 Molecular Detection of Marteilia sydneyi, Pathogen of Sydney Rock Oysters
ooooooooooooSN Kleeman* and RD Adlard
S25-6 Pathological changes caused by parasites in some of the commercially important marine gastropods from Southeast coat of India
ooooooooooooBA Venmathi Maran* and K Ayyakkannu



Chairs: Williams Hawkins and Tracie Bunton

S26-1 Metabolism and Biochemical constituents in an Intertidal Gastropod, Turbo intercostalis Exposed to Cadmium
ooooooooooooSL Pandeswara* and PR Yallapragada
S26-2 Effects of Cadmium Exposure on Brown Cells of the Quahog Mercenaria mercenaria in vivo
ooooooooooooEC Peters*, G Zaroogian, DJ Borsay
S26-3 Formation of Benzo(a) pyrene-DNA Adducts in Hematopoietic Tissues and Blood of the Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus)
ooooooooooooWL Rose*, BL French, WL Reichert, EE Elsayed, and M Faisal
S26-4 Lead Toxicity on Growth, Oxygen Consumption and Ammonia-N Excretion in Postlarvae of Penaeus indicus
ooooooooooooS Chinni* and RY Prabhakara
S26-5 Pathologic Disorders and Reproductive Disturbance in Perwinkle (Littorina littorea) from the German Coast in Relation TBT Contamination
ooooooooooooB Watermann*, M Wolm, I Ide, and S Liebe
S26-6 Study About Intoxication Mechanism of Microcystins on Fish
ooooooooooooL Xu*, B Zhou, KS Paul, J Chen, G Chen, Y Zhang, and H Ken-ichi
S26-7 Chromium Toxicity on Size, Salinity and Oxygen Consumption in a Fouling Dreissinid Bivalve Mytilopsis sallei
ooooooooooooUD Venigalla and PR Yallapragada

4:00 - 5:30 Concurrent Oral Presentations


SESSION 27. PARASITOLOGY VIII: Apicomplexa, Microsporidia, Myxozoa  [TOP]

Chairs: Kristen Arkush and Mansour El-Matbouli

S27-1 Life Cycle of Calyptospora funduli (Apicomplexa: Calyptosporidae)
ooooooooooooJW Fournie*, WK Vogelbein, RM Overstreet and WE Hawkins
S27-2 Loma ssp. Infection in Fishes from British Columbia, Canada
ooooooooooooML Kent*, RW Shaw, SC Dawe, MJ Higgins, AMV Brown and ML Adamson
S27-3 In situ Hybridization of PKX, the Causative Organism of Proliferative Kidney Disease (PKD)
ooooooooooooDJ Morris*, A Adams, RH Richards
S27-4 Comparative Study of PKX and Myxosporeans of Wild Fish Using Monoclonal Antibodies and Lectins
ooooooooooooJ O'Flynn*, R Hoare, C Hanjavanit, S Acevedo, A Adams and M Mulcahy
S27-5 Molecular Tools for the Study of Ceratomyxa shasta and Other Myxozoans
ooooooooooooO Palenzuela*, and JL Bartholomew
S27-6 Experimental Occurrence of Hemorrhagic Thelohanellosis of Color Carp
ooooooooooooH Yokoyama*, YS Liyanage, H Matoyama, H Hosoya and H Wakabayashi



Chairs: Joyce Evans and Rodman Getchell

S28-1 Comparative Serological Studies of Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Broodstock Hemolymph in Thailand
ooooooooooooN Chansue
S28-2 Whale Stranding Investigations in the United States
ooooooooooooCP Driscoll* and B Mase
S28-3 Ultraviolet-B Radiation Effects on Freshwater Fish: Epithelial Responses of Three Species
ooooooooooooMS Ewing*, VS Blazer, DL Fabacher, EE Little, and KM Kocan
S28-4 Ultrastructural and Mineral Component Analysis of Nephroliths in Rainbow Trout
ooooooooooooJM Groff, SE LaPatra*, P Schiffman, RJ Munn, and JG Zinkl
S28-5 Gill Conditions in Cultured Atlantic Salmon in Australia
ooooooooooooBF Nowak* and A Clark
S28-6 Hypersensitivity Type 1 (Anaphylactoid) Reaction Causing Sudden Death Syndrome in an Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus inunguis)
ooooooooooooV Bermudez, G Gastro, G Conroy and J Moreno



Chairs: Brent Whitaker and Jaime Gonzalez

S29-1 Health Monitoring and Treatment of Laboratory Reared Cephalopods
ooooooooooooJM Scimeca* and PG Lee
S29-2 Killing of the Oyster Pathogen Perkinsus marinus With Synthetic Antimicrobial Peptides in vitro and Modulation by the Pathogen Proteases
ooooooooooooJF La Peyre*, KC McDonough, and RK Cooper
S29-3 Antibiotic Treatment of Abalone Infected with Rickettsiales-like Organisms
ooooooooooooJD Shields*, TT Hibbard-Robbins, and CS Friedman
S29-4 Bactericidal Efficacy of Disinfectants against Mycobacterium fortuitum
ooooooooooooSA Smith* and C Tate
S29-5 Hydrogen Peroxide as a Therapeutic Compound for Bacterial Gill Disease in Fish.
ooooooooooooMJ Tort*, GA Wooster, and PR Bowser
S29-6 Experience with Acid-Fast Bacterial Infections in Cultured Ornamental Fish in Venezuela
ooooooooooooDA Conroy and G Conroy



Chair: Jan Landsberg and Christine Densmore

SS5-1 Epizootic Ulcer Disease Syndromes and Mass-Mortalities of Estuarine Fishes
ooooooooooooWJ Hargis
SS5-2 Mycobacteria ­ A Possible Emerging Pathogen of Striped Bass Caught in the Maryland Portion of the Chesapeake Bay
ooooooooooooA Baya, EB May, T Li, C Weedon, L Peiper, J Haung, V Blazer and R Reimschuessel*
SS5-3 Fish Kills, Diseases, and Associated Harmful Algal Blooms in the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern United States
ooooooooooooJH Landsberg* and KA Steidinger
SS5-4 The Light Microscopy Appearance of the Pfiesteria-like Dinoflagellate "Shepherd's Crook" with Hematoxylin and Eosin
ooooooooooooR Reimschuessel*, A Kane and G Vasta
SS5-5 Fish Lesions in the Chesapeake Bay: Pfiesteria-like Dinoflagellates and Other Etiologies
ooooooooooooAS Kane*, D Oldach and R Reimschuessel


5:30 - 6:30 Closing Session

Presentations by Professional Societies

Announcement of Future Meetings


(Wednesday morning)


P-1 Molecular Analysis of Entercoccus seriolicida KG-Strain-Specific Antigen Genes
ooooooooooooT Aoki*, H Yamashita and I Hirono
P-2 Systemic Aeromonas hydrophila Infections in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum
ooooooooooooS Aydyn* and Z Erman
P-3 One Year Survey of the Main Infectious Problems in Cultured Seabream and Seabass From the South of Portugal
ooooooooooooTM Baptista*, F Soares, J Costa, A Albuquerque, M Almeida, and MT Dinis
P-4 Susceptibility of Photobacterium damsela subsp. piscicida to reactive oxygen species
ooooooooooooAC Barnes*, MC Balebona, MT Horne and AE Ellis
P-5 Cohabitation of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L) and Scallop (Pecten maximus) Challenge with Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) Virus and Aeromonas salmonicida subs.salmonicida
ooooooooooooB Bjorshol*, R. Nordmo, K Falk, and S Mortensen
P-6 Induction of superoxide dismutase in Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida Under Changing iron Concentrations: Possible Interpretation for Pathogen-Host Interaction
ooooooooooooTJ Bowden* and AC Barnes
P-7 Streptococcus iniae Infection of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in a Recirculation Production Facility: a Case Report
ooooooooooooPR Bowser, GA Wooster*, RG Getchell and MB Timmons
P-8 Antibacterial Action of the Mucus of Rainbow Trout Against Typical Bacterial Fish Pathogens Hafnia alvei
ooooooooooooA Castillo, CS Gallardo, D Abad, JA Gonzalez, and LA Rodriguez*
P-9 Influence of the Physical Conditions in Proteolitic Activity of ECP in Bacterial Fish Pathogens (Yersinia ruckeri, Aeromonas hydrophila and Hafnia alvei)
ooooooooooooA Castillo, CS Gallardo, E Sinde, F Acosta, F Real, and LA Rodriguez *
P-10 Utilization of Haem Compounds by Pasteurella piscicida
ooooooooooooA Do Vale*, B Magarinos, ML Lemos, AE Toranzo, and JL Romalde
P-11 Purification of Leucine Arylamidase From Extracellular Products of a Pathogenic VAR Strain
ooooooooooooR Farto, MM Montes, MJ Perez*, TP Nieto
P-12 Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Bacterial Fish Pathogen Hafnia alvei
ooooooooooooCS Gallardo, J Vivas, F Acosta, F Real, and LA Rodriguez*
P-13 Dormancy Effect of Hafnia alvei in Fresh and Sea Water
ooooooooooooCS Gallardo, F Real, E Sinde, F Acosta, and LA Rodriguez*
P-14 Extracellular Activities in the ECP of Different Isolates of Hafnia alvei
ooooooooooooCS Gallardo, MJ Perez*, F Acosta, F Real, and LA Rodriguez
P-15 Adhesive Properties of Flavobacterium psychrophilum
ooooooooooooS Garcia-Marquez*, I Bandin, C Cepeda, AE Toranzo, and Y Santos
P-16 Microflora Associated With Black Bass (Micropterus salmoides L.) in Spanish Rivers
ooooooooooooP Gil, CS Gallardo, M Torres, AI Saa, and LA Rodriguez*
P-17 "Cytophaga johnson-like" Infection in Young Sturgeon Reared Under Intensive Conditions
ooooooooooooNV Guseva*, PP Golovin, NA Golovina, and JF Bernadet
P-18 Granulomatous Dermatitis of Moray Eels
ooooooooooooLH Herbst*, L Johnson, M Levi, L Weiss, M Walsh, R Davis and Y Kress
P-19 The Role of Indigenous Bacteria in Early Larval Growth of Summer Flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)
ooooooooooooSH Jones*, SD Eddy, BW Summer-Brason, and G Nardi
P-20 Epidemiology of Renibacterium salmoninarum in Wild Arctic Charr and Brown Trout in Iceland
ooooooooooooH Jónsdóttir*, HJ Malmquist, SS Snorrason, G Guõbergsson and S Guõmundsdóttir
P-21 Numerical Taxonomy of Heterotrophic Bacteria Associated With Reared Turbot and Surrounding Water
ooooooooooooMM Montes, A Freire, SP Armada and TP Nieto*
P-22 Study of Iron-Uptake Mechanisms in Strains of Vibrio anguillarum of Serotype 03
ooooooooooooL MuiZo, R Pazos, ML Lemos, JL Barja and Y Santos*
P-23 Rapid Identification of Fish Pathogens Using RFLP Analysis of Bacterial 16S Ribosomal RNA
ooooooooooooWB Nilsson*, PJ Noonan and MS Strom
P-24 Occurrence of Flavobacterium-like Bacteria in Skin Lesions of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) With Winter Ulcer in Norway
ooooooooooooAB Olsen* and HK Nilsen
P-25 The Most Prevelent Diseases in Cultivated Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and Sea Bream (Sparus aurata) in Fish Farms along the Croation Coast.
ooooooooooooD Oraic*, S Zrncic, and B Sostaric
P-26 Identification and Characterization of a Transposable Element in the Fish Pathogen, Renibacterium salmoninarum
ooooooooooooLD Rhodes* and MS Strom
P-27 Bacterial Environment in Shrimp Hatcheries, Two Case Studies: People's Republic of China and Ecuador
ooooooooooooR Robles*, J Vandenberghe, J Calderon, HS Xu, P Soregeloos and J Swings
P-28 Lethal Effect of Hafnia alvei Isolates With Experimental Infections in Salmo trutta
ooooooooooooLA Rodriguez*, CS Gallardo, A Castillo, F Acosta, and F Real
P-29 Differences in Biochemical Test Carry Out at 37oC and 22 oC of Genus Salmonella Isolated from Environmental Sources
ooooooooooooAI Saa, M Torres, P Gil, OS Rodriquez, and LA Rodriguez*
P-30 Infectivity of Genus Salmonella From Environmental Sources in Rainbow Trout
ooooooooooooAI Saa, M Torres, A Castillo, J Vivas, and LA Rodriguez*
P-31 Toxic Cyanobacteriumm microcystis aeruginosa and Summer Kills of Tilapia
ooooooooooooR Santhanam, B Manimaran and D Manikandavelu
P-32 Comparison of Biochemical Tests at Different Temperature and Growth in Different Culture Medium of Hafnia alrei
ooooooooooooE Sinde, CS Gallardo, E Acosta, F Real and LA Rodriguez*
P-33 Survival in Sea and Fresh Water of Different Environmental Salmonella Strains Compared with Members of F. Vibrionaceae
ooooooooooooM Torres, AI Saa, M Vendrell, P Gil, and LA Rodriguez*
P-34 Survival Comparison of Different Fish Pathogens in Two Aquatic Ecosystems
ooooooooooooMC Vendrell, D Abad, M Torres, A Andris, and LA Rodriguez*
P-35 Evaluation of Microscan System for Determining Animicrobial Susceptibility of Gram Negative Fish Pathogens
ooooooooooooJ Vivas, AI Saa, E Sinde, MJ Perez*and LA Rodriguez
P-36 Survival of Flexibacter psychrophilus in Laboratory Microcosms
ooooooooooooT Wiklund*and S Nystedt



P-37 Ocular Lesions in an Albino Strain of Japanese Medaka (Oryzias latipes) Exposed to Methylazoxymethanol Acetate (MAM-Ac)
ooooooooooooDR Geter* WE Hawkins, JW Fournie, and GK Ostrander
P-38 Rectal Adenocarcinoma in a Queen Trigger Fish
ooooooooooooR Reimschuessel*, H Krum, R Cooper and J Harshbarger
P-39 Cloning of Japanese Flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus, Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Gene
ooooooooooooM Sakai and M Miyanohara



P-40 Survival of Vibrio spp. Pathogenic for Fish
ooooooooooooSP Armada, R Farto, TP Nieto, MJ Perez*
P-41 Clinical and Pathological Effects of Serratia liquefaciens Infection in Rainbow Trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum)
ooooooooooooS Aydyn*, AK Çiltap, OC Bilgin
P-42 Extracellular products of the new bacterial fish pathogen Vibrio viscosus ( Moritella viscosa)
ooooooooooooE Benediktsdottir* AP Jonsdottir, S Helgason, SH Bambir
P-43 Isolation of Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus and a Previously Undescribed "Togavirus" from the Bay of Fundy
ooooooooooooDA Bouchard, HM Opitz, BM Nicholson, S Blake and WR Keleher
P-44 Vibrio viscosus in farmed Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. in Scotland: Field and Experimental Observations
ooooooooooooDW Bruno* J Griffiths, J Petrie, TS Hastings
P-45 Are Tasmanian Platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) Endangered as a Result of the Spread of Ulcerative Mycosis
ooooooooooooNJ Stewart, BL Munday, and AB Heinrich*
P-46 Fibrosing Pancreatitis and Myonecrosis in Cultured Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens)
ooooooooooooJC Wolf*and SA Smith



P-47 Investigation of High Mortalities in Eyed Eggs and Fry of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum) and Brook Trout (Salmo trutta)
ooooooooooooS Aydyn
P-48 Swimbladder Inflation by Zebrafish Larvae (Danio rerio) in the Absence of an Air-water Interface
ooooooooooooAS Goolish* and K Okutake
P-49 The Estimation Criterions of Fish Farm Epizootic State under the Conditions of Anthropogenic Pollution
ooooooooooooAV Kazarnikova, EV Shestakovskaya, LY Katycheva, and GM Hoteva
P-50 Health Status and Survival of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) Caught in Prince Edward Island Waters
ooooooooooooJ Lavallee, LK Hammel, ES Spangler and R Cawthorne
P-51 Performance of Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) As Affected By Level of Duck Manure and Stocking Density
ooooooooooooFA Hafez, A El-Hakim, EA El-Helaly and AA Mahmoud
P-52 How Healthy Are Shrimp with IHHN Virus in Water with Very Low Salinities
ooooooooooooAO Meyer-Willerer* MC Rivera-Rodriguez
P-53 Culture of Freshwater Mussel and its Disease Control in China
ooooooooooooJ Ou


P-54 Cathespins B and L Responsible for Defense Bacteriolysis in Angulliform Skin
ooooooooooooF Aranishi
P-55 Immunomodulatory Effects of Clofibrate and Retonoic Acid in Fundulus heteroclitus Implications for the Mechanism of Toxicity
ooooooooooooC Baier-Anderson*, RS Anderson and ML Haasch
P-56 Resistance to Edwardsiella ictaluri by Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, is Associated with Enhanced Splenic Macrophage Aggregation
ooooooooooooKL Camp, CD Rice*and WR Wolters
P-57 The Production of a Lymphokine (Macrophage Activating Factor) by Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Leucocytes Stimulated With the Extracellular Products of Mycobacterium spp.
ooooooooooooS-C Chen*, KD Thompson, A Adams, RH Richards
P-58 Improved Disease Resistance in Rana rugulosa Following B-Glucan Administration
ooooooooooooM Crumlish*and V Inglish
P-59 Measurement of Apoptosis in In Vivo Chemical-exposed Fish Splenic and Pronephric Leukocytes
ooooooooooooRM Gogal Jr., SA Smith* JL Robertson and SD Holladay
P-60 Assessment of some Non-Specific Immune Parameters in Atlantic Halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus
ooooooooooooAL Langston* RM Hoare, H Wergeland, R Fitzgerald and M Mulcahy
P-61 Investigation of Lactoferrin and Vitamin C as Dietary Immunostimulants in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
ooooooooooooB Lygren*, H Sveier, B Hjeltnes and R Waagbo
P-62 New Expressed Sequence Tags Identify Diversity of cDNA in Leukocytes of Japanese Flounder Infected With Hirame Rhabdovirus
ooooooooooooH Masako, N Erika, N Bo-Hye, K Takayuki, Y Eiich, H Ikuo* A Takashi
P-63 Relationship Between Degranulation of Eosinophilic Granular Cells and Exudation of Neutrophils
ooooooooooooT Matsuyama*and T Iida
P-64 Carp (Cyprinus carpio L) Immune Response to Aeromonas hydrophilla
ooooooooooooBR Mikryakov
P-65 Sequencing the Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS) Gene in Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus, and Designing Diagnostic Antibodies
ooooooooooooCD Rice* X Yuan and CJ Secombes
P-66 The 3-Hydroxy-3-Methylbutyrate (HMB) and Fish Immune Responses
ooooooooooooAK Siwicki, S Fuller, S Nissen, M Morand, and P Ostaszewski
P-67 Dimerized Lysozyme (KLP-602) - Influence on Cellular and Humoral Immune Responses Induced by Furogen vaccine in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchys mykiss)
ooooooooooooAK Siwicki* P Klein, K Goryczko, E Terech-Majewska, K Kazun, E Glombski
P-68 In vitro Effects of Human Tumor Necrosis Factor-a (TNF-a)Muteins on Macrophage and Lymphocyte Activity in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
ooooooooooooAK Siwicki* M Studnicka, B Szymanska, A Rymuska, and A Bownik
P-69 Viral Antigen-Specific in vitro Proliferation of Leucocytes From Clonal Ginbuna Crucian Carp
ooooooooooooT Somamoto* S Hasegawa, T Nakanishi, and N Okamoto
P-70 Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) Eicosanoids in Leucocyte-Derived Supernatants Inhibit Macrophage and Lymphocyte Functions
ooooooooooooC Tafalla, B Novoa, C Ordas* and A Figueras



P-71 Differences Between Plasma and Serum Chemistry Values in Four Species of Fish: Trout, Catfish, Tilapia, and Hybrid Striped Bass
ooooooooooooTC Hrubec and SA Smith*
P-72 Cationic Peptides Protect Fish From Infectious Disease
ooooooooooooX Jia* A Patrzykat, RH Devlin, PA Ackerman, G Iwama, REW Hancock
P-73 Novel Gene Expression in Neogenic Goldfish Kidney
ooooooooooooM Liu*, B Hassel and R Reimschuessel
P-74 The First Century of Fish Health in the United States (1797-1896)
ooooooooooooAJ Mitchell
P-75 A Study on Particle Uptake Mechanism in the Skin of Rainbow Trout During Bath Immersion
ooooooooooooH Wakabayashi*and I Kiryu
P-76 Fathead Minnow Histological Atlas: Worldwide Web Outreach and Utilization
ooooooooooooLT Yonkos*, AS Kane and R Reimschuessel



P-77 Fatty Acid Composition of Fish Diet Influences the Fertilization Rate of Eggs of Zebrafish, Danio rerio
ooooooooooooT Meinelt* C Schulz, M Wirth and H Kurzinger
P-78 Tilapia Fed Good Quality Protein Guarantees Growth Enhancement Through Effective Intestine Absorption
ooooooooooooAO Meyer-Willerer*and A Hernandez-Hernandez
P-79 Effect of Vitamin A Supplementation on the Occurrence of Bacterial and Parasitic Diseases and Mortality in Reared Young Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
ooooooooooooP Rintamaki-Kinnunen*, M Pasternack and P Koivunen



P-80 Infection intensity of Perkinsus atlanticus Disease in Clams Ruditapes decussatus Challenged From Different Doses of the Parasite
ooooooooooooM Almeida*, MT Dinis and F Berthe
P-81 Myxosporidia From Fish of Peter the Great Bay (Japan Sea)
ooooooooooooN Asseyeva
P-82 The Amur Catfish Parasitofauna of the Lake Khanka Basin
ooooooooooooT Ye Boutorina* and AV Ermolenko
P-83 Losses in cultured turbot (Psetta maxima) due to Myxosporean infestation
ooooooooooooEJ Branson* and A Riaza
P-84 Peripheral Blood Cytology of Rainbow Trout Fingerling Exposed to Myxobolus cerebralis Spores by Parenteral Injection
ooooooooooooCL Densmore*, VS Blazer, and TB Waldrop,
P-85 Infections of Cryptocaryon irritans (Ciliophora) on Wild Fish From South-East Queensland, Australia
ooooooooooooBK Diggles* and RJG Lester
P-86 Salinity Responses of Red Drum Infected with Amyloodinium ocellatum
ooooooooooooCE Harris*, WH Neill and NO Dronen, Jr.
P-87 Trematode Infections in Pomfrets of Visakhapatnam Coast, India
ooooooooooooU Sai Jyoti and GG Mani
P-88 Ecological Aspects of Trematode Infections in Carangid Fish of Visakhapatnam Coast, India
ooooooooooooU Sai Jyoti and GG Mani*
P-89 Correlation of Body Form and Thorax Appendages of the Fish Parasitic Copepods (Crustacea: Copepoda)
ooooooooooooVN Kazachenko
P-90 Lectin-Reactive Components of the Microsporidian, Glugea plecoglossi and Their Relation to Spore Phagocytosis by the Head Kidney Macrophages of Ayu, Plecoglossus altivelis
ooooooooooooJH Kim*, K Ogawa and H Wakabayashi
P-91 Ecology of Diplostomum pusillum ­ the Pathogen of the Fishes Diplostomosis in Kazakhstan
ooooooooooooLI Kokhno, D Zhatkanbayeva*, and LM Pinayeva
P-92 Mass Mortalities of Cockles, Cerastoderma edule, in Galicia (NW Spain) Associated With a Disseminated Neoplasia and an Unidentified Protistan Parasite
ooooooooooooC Lopez*, A Villalba, MJ Carballal, L Corral, and C Azevedo
P-93  Evidence for the Presence of Protease Inhibitors In the Eastern (Crassostrea virginica), and the Pacific (Crassostrea gigas) Oyster
ooooooooooooA MacIntyre*, S Kaattari, M Faisal
P-94 Oyster plasma metalloprotease(s): Possible Induction Response to Perkinsus marinus Infection in Eastern and Pacific Oysters
ooooooooooooA MacIntyre*, S Kaattari and M Faisal
P-95 Cryptosporidium nasorum Among Mugil cephalus and Tilapia zillii From Three Different Localities in Egypt.
ooooooooooooNE Mahmoud*, M El Bahy, and MM Fahmy,
P-96 On the Parasites Fauna of the Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula (Walbaum) from Fish Ponds in Europe
ooooooooooooAJ Moshu
P-97 New Diseases of the Black Sea Hydrobionts
ooooooooooooNN Naidenova
P-98 Effect of Cultured Perkinsus atlanticus Supernatants on the Mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) and Carpet-Shell Clam (Ruditapes decussatus) Defense Mechanisms.
ooooooooooooC Ordas*, B Novoa, and A Figueras
P-99 Parasites of the Freshwater Fish, Silurus glanis, Captured from the River Tigris, Mosul, Iraq
ooooooooooooZIF Rahemo and BS Al-Naeime
P-100 Infection by Parasites in the North Part of Caspian Sea 
ooooooooooooGA Saparova, D Zhatkanbayeva, KS Akisheva and LV Kulkina
P-101 A Polymerase Chain Reaction Method for the Routine Monitoring of Myxosporan Infection in Laboratory Populations of Tubificids and Fish
ooooooooooooWB Schill*, TB Waldrop, and VE Blazer
P-102 The Monitoring of Epizootic State of the Main Commercial Fish From the Azov Sea Basin
ooooooooooooEV Shestakovskaya*, LY Katycheva, AV Kazarnikova, and GM Hoteva
P-103 Studies on the Thelohanelliosis (Myxosporidiosis) of Carp in China
ooooooooooooHsieh Shing-ren
P-104 About Infection of Aquarium Fish by Capillariids Nematodes
ooooooooooooNI Skiba
P-105 Preliminary Studies on the Effects of Temperature and Photoperiod on Tubifex Worm Species Infected With Myxobolus cerebralis Spores
ooooooooooooTB Waldrop*, WB Schill, and VS Blazer
P-106 First Occurrence of Myxidium Infection in Cultivated Sharp Snouted Sparus Puntazzo puntazzo in Croatia
ooooooooooooS Zrncic*, D Oraic, B Sostaric, and I Filic
P-107 Myxosporean Fauna From Black Sea Fish and Deterioration of the Environments
ooooooooooooVM Yurakhno



P-108 Topical Disinfectants for Control of Providencia alcalifaciens Infection in piranha (Serrasalmus natteren)
ooooooooooooS Aydyn
P-109 A Non-Pharmacological Method for Controlling Loma salmonae Infections in Farm-Reared Pacific Salmon
ooooooooooooHJ Beaman*, DJ Speare, GJ Arsenault
P-110 An Outline for the Rational Development of Commercial Fish Vaccine Products
ooooooooooooRA Busch
P-111 Treatment of the Skin Parasite Trichodina jadranica Raabe, 1958 (Ciliophora: Trichodinidae) in Eel in Danish Aquaculture: Alternatives to Formaldehyde
ooooooooooooHC Lyholt*, S Mellergaard, and K Buchmann
P-112 In Vitro and In Vivo Inhibition of Fish Pathogenic Bacteria by the Lactoperoxidase System
ooooooooooooTF Nielsen*, H Maas, KD Kussendrager, E McLean
P-113 Flow Cytometric Evaluation of Antibiotic Effects on Refrigerated Storage of Spermatozoa From Tilapia
ooooooooooooM Segovia, JA Jenkins*, C Paniagua, RC Reigh, and TR Tiersch
P-114 Transfer of a Transposon Based Lytic Peptide Gene into Koi Carp Using Lipofection
ooooooooooooBS Smith*, RK Cooper, and TR Tiersch
P-115 A Flexibacteriosis-like Infection of Fish in Russia: Epizootiology and Treatment
ooooooooooooVN Voronin



P-116 Effects of Waterborne Nitrite on Phase I-II Biotransformation in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
ooooooooooooJF Gonzalez*, PL Del Valle, S Thohan, and AS Kane
P-117 Effects of Microcystin-LR on Zebrafish (Danio rerio) in a Range of Organismic Functions: Development, Detoxication Metabolism and Behavior
ooooooooooooA Oberemm*, C Wiegand, D Baganz, S Pflugmacher, GA Codd, and CEW Steinberg
P-118 Tributyltin (TBT) Potentiates 3, 31, 4, 41 5 Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-126) Induced Hepatic CYP1A Activity in Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus
ooooooooooooCD Rice* and LE Roszell



P-119 The Distribution of a Novel Infectious Agent in Healthy and Tumor-Bearing Bicolor Damselfish (Pomacentrus partitus) on South Florida Reefs
ooooooooooooCE Campbell*, PDL Gibbs, S Baribeau, S Cacal and MC Schmale
P-120 Temperature Dependent Regression of Walleye Dermal Sarcoma Tumors
ooooooooooooRG Getchell*, GA Wooster, and PR Bowser
P-121 Diagnosis of IPN Virus Using Nucleic Acid Hybridization With DIG-Labelled cDNA Probes
ooooooooooooJG Olveira, E Piriou, JM Cutrin, JL Barja and CP Dopazo*
P-122 Inhibition of Channel Catfish Virus Immediate Early Transcripts Using Antisense Constracts
ooooooooooooMP Dias, KE Nusbaum*, RC Bird and P Delnnocentes
P-123 Kinetics of Channel Catfish Virus Late Gene Expression with Evidence of Gene Splicing
ooooooooooooKE Nusbaum*, RC Bird, P Delnnocentes and BF Smith
P-124 Detection of Antibody Against Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) by Enzyme Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay (ELISA) Using the Recombinant G-Protein for Capture Antigent
ooooooooooooM Yoshimizu*, Y Mukai, T Kimura and Jo-Ann Leong



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