Spinal deformities in farmed Atlantic salmon

Can Vet J. 2002 Oct;43(10):782-4.

Abstract

Spinal deformities in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) are often observed in intensive farming systems and result in production losses. Many putative factors have been implicated with the formation of spinal deformities in larger salmon. This condition has been described as broken back syndrome, curvy back disease, and short tails.

MeSH terms

  • Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Animals
  • Canada / epidemiology
  • Fish Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Fish Diseases / etiology
  • Fish Diseases / pathology
  • Fisheries
  • Kyphosis / epidemiology
  • Kyphosis / etiology
  • Kyphosis / pathology
  • Kyphosis / veterinary*
  • Lordosis / epidemiology
  • Lordosis / etiology
  • Lordosis / pathology
  • Lordosis / veterinary*
  • Salmo salar*