Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal
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ISSN: 2150-3508

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Kebede B

Kebede B
Veterinary Drug and Animal Feed Administration and Control Authority, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development,
Addis Ababa, Oromia 251

  • Research Article
    Isolation and Identification of Edwardsiella tarda from Lake Zeway and Langano, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Kebede B and Habtamu TKebede B and Habtamu T

    A study was carried out from October, 2009 to April, 2010 with the objective of isolating Edwardsiella tarda an important fish pathogen from fish harvested for human consumption from Lake Zeway and Langanoo. A total of 372 tissue samples (three from each fish) comprising liver, intestine and kidney were collected from 124 fish (Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus originated from Lake Langanoo and Zeway. Distribution of E. tarda infection among the three organs examined indicated that E. tarda was isolated most frequently from liver (6.5%) followed by intestine (2.4%) and kidney (0.8%) with significant difference among organs. Statistical significant differences (P<0.05) were found in E. tarda infection with respect to site although the bacterium was isolated from fish originating from both Lake Zeway and Langanoo with E. tarda b.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2150-3508.1000184

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