Freshwater fishes behavior in contac with salmonella enteritidis varo danysz, la habana.Cuba

Natividad Hernández, Aymara Torres, Margarita Ramírez, Israel García, I. C.Zulema Menéndez, Julia Castro

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The behavior of 13 species of fresh water fish from Cuba in contact with Salmonella enteritidis var danysz in a concentration 108 ufc/ml was evaluated for six months. In the evaluation use was made of alevines and juveniles from ponds in of the Guanimar and Manposton stations located in Batabanó, Guanimar, Guajaibon and La Lisa (Havanna city). Before the assay began, the fishes were put to a 15day period of adaptation to captivity. During the assays, physico-chemical parameters of the water from the ponds were recorded, and 48 hours alter inoculation an increase in the amount of nitrites and nitrates was found. Extreme length and weight measurements of the fish were recorded, and no significant differences were found compared to the control group. At the end of the experiment all the fishes presented a normal aspect, which shows that the dos e of Salmonella enteritidis var danysz made use of was harmless to the fishes.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999


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