Health & Welfare

Parasitism enhances tilapia susceptibility to Flavobacterium columnare

The bacterium Flavobacterium columnare and parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (Ich) are common pathogens that can cause heavy economic losses for fish culture. The authors conducted a study to evaluate the susceptibility of hybrid tilapia to F. columnare, including fish mortality and bacterial numbers in fish after parasitism by Ich.