Author(s): Bergmann SM, Sadowski J, Kiepiski M, Bartomiejczyk M, Fichtner D,
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Abstract Hybrids of koi, Cyprinus carpio x crucian carp, Carassius carassius and koi x goldfish, Carassius auratus, proved to be susceptible to koi herpesvirus (KHV, syn. CyHV-3) and developed KHV disease (KHVD). While hybrids of koi x goldfish were partly resistant to mortality following infection by immersion, most koi x crucian carp hybrids died after bath infection. KHV DNA was detected in dead fish but also in all surviving animals by different polymerase chain reactions (PCRs). According to these results, hybrid crossbreeding does not seem to prevent severe losses associated with KHV in terms of inducing KHVD. The present study showed severe losses after a waterborne KHV infection of between 35\% and 100\% in koi x goldfish and koi x crucian carp hybrids as well as in SPF carp.
This article was published in J Fish Dis
and referenced in Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal