Whirling Disease: Reviews and Current Topics


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Jerri L. Bartholomew and J. Christopher Wilson, editors

262 pages

Published by American Fisheries Society

Publication date: July 2002

doi: https://doi.org/10.47886/9781888569377


Symposium 29

This book is a compilation of the latest whirling disease research findings, along with seven invited review papers in seven subtopics. It represents a peer-reviewed version of the proceedings of the 7th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium held in February 2001 in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is also much more than that, given the value of its extensive and thoroughly researched review papers. The volume will be a valuable resource for researchers in the field as well as a reference volume for managers who have to make decisions on controlling whirling disease.

Table of Contents

Preface Symbols and Abbreviations

Section 1: Distribution and Dissemination

The History and Dissemination of Whirling Disease Jerri L. Bartholomew and Paul W. Reno

Potential for Introduction of Myxobolus cerebralis into the Deschutes River Watershed in Central Oregon from Adult Anadromous Salmonids H. Mark Engelking

Evaluation of Risk of High Elevation Colorado Waters George J. Schisler and Eric P. Bergersen

Section 2: Parasite Research

Recent Advances with Taxonomy, Life Cycle, and Development of Myxobolus cerebralis in the Fish and Oligochaete Hosts Ronald P. Hedrick and Mansour El-Matbouli

Detection of Glycoconjugates and Lectin-like Activities in the Causative Agent of Whirling Disease Mansour El-Matbouli, Christiane Anders, Rudolf Hoffmann, Hans-Joachim Gabius, and Herbert Kaltner

Extrusion of Polar Filaments of the Myxobolus cerebralis Triactinomyxon by Salts, Electricity, and Other Agents Eric J. Wagner, Quinn Cannon, Mark Smith, Ryan Hillyard, and Ronney Arndt

Section 3: Ogliochaete Research

The Role of Tubifex tubifex (Annelida: Oligochaeta: Tubificidae) in the Transmission of Myxobolus cerebralis (Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Myxobolidae) Willard O. Granath, Jr. and Michale A. Gilbert

Triactinomyxon Production as Related to Rearing Substrate and Diel Light Cycle Ronney E. Arndt, Eric J. Wagner, Quinn Cannon, and Mark Smith

Section 4: Salmonid Research

The Effects of Myxobolus cerebralis on the Salmonid Host E. MacConnell and E. Richard Vincent

Relative Susceptibility of Various Salmonids to Whirling Disease with Emphasis on Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout E. Richard Vincent

Relative Susceptibility of Selected Deschutes River, Oregon, Salmonid Species to Experimentally Induced Infection by Myxobolus cerebralis Sarah A. Sollid, Harriet V. Lorz, Donald G. Stevens, and Jerri L. Bartholomew

Laboratory Studies Indicating that Living Brown Trout Salmo trutta Expel Viable Myxobolus cerebralis Myxospores R. Barry Nehring, Kevin G. Thompson, Karen A. Taurman, and David L. Shuler

Effects of Myxobolus cerebralis Infection on Juvenile Spring Chinook Salmon in the Lostine River, Oregon Todd A. Sandell, Harriet V. Lorz, Sarah A. Sollid, and Jerri L. Bartholomew

Section 5: Ecology

The Ecology of Myxobolus cerebralis Billie L. Kerans and Alexander V. Zale

Modeling Myxobolus cerebralis Infections in Trout: Associations with Habitat Variables Monica Hiner and Christine M. Moffitt

Whirling Disease Among Snake River Cutthroat Trout in Two Spring Streams in Wyoming Wayne A. Hubert, Michael P. Joyce, Robert Gipson, David Zafft, David Money, Deedra Hawk, and Brandon Taro

Section 6: Diagnostic Methods

A Review of the Approaches to Detect Myxobolus cerebralis, the Cause of Salmonid Whirling Disease K. B. Andree, R. P. Hedrick, and E. MacConnell

A Brief Critique of Methods of Sampling and Reporting Pathogens in Populations of Fish Christopher J. Williams and Christine M. Moffitt

Section 7: Management and Control

Whirling Disease Prevention, Control, and Management: a Review Eric J. Wagner

The Effect of Water Characteristics on Viability of the Myxobolus cerebralis Actinospore Mark A. Smith, Eric J. Wagner, and Amy Howa

Efficacy of Fumagillin and TNP-470 to Prevent Experimentally Induced Whirling Disease in Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss Linda Staton, Dave Erdahl, and Mansour El-Matbouli