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Bacterial Kidney Disease (BKD)

Last Modified: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:42:17 GMT
Disease name Bacterial Kidney Disease (BKD)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Fish
Definition Bacterial kidney disease (BKD) is a typically chronic infective disease caused by Renibacterium salmoninarum (35), a coryneform Gram-positive bacterium that is the sole species belonging to the genus Renibacterium
Status in Ireland Not Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible The Marine Institute
Contact Fiona Geoghegan (Fish Health Manager)
Legislation http://envlit.ifremer.fr/content/download/32661/272609/version/1/file/Council_Directive_28011991.pdf
Link to relevant external website http://www.fishhealth.ie/FHU/AboutUs/
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/doc/ged/D9568.PDF
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