Coho Salmon

Environment

Diseases of Coho Salmon

NameDescription
PiscirickettsiosisSRS (a.k.a. Salmon Rickettsial Syndrome or Piscirickettsiosis or Coho salmon septicaemia or Huito disease) is considered to be the most important disease problem in the Chilean salmon farming industry.
Proliferative kidney diseaseA parasitic disease of great economic significance to salmonid aquaculture. Although primarily regarded as a condition affecting first season rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), all salmonids can become infected during freshwater stages with varying severity.
PseudotuberculosisYersinia pseudotuberculosis is a Gram-negative bacterium which primarily causes disease in animals; humans occasionally get infected zoonotically, most often through the food-borne route.
Sea LiceSea lice is the common term used for one group of parasitic caligid copepods which occur naturally on fish world-wide. Copepods are crustaceans found in both marine and freshwater environments. Most are planktonic, while others are found living in the sediments. Some species are specialized to live as parasites, on or in host organisms at some stage in the lifecycle, although one or more stages are free-living as plankton in the water, usually during the early stages of development.