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Experimental Susceptibility of Gilthead Sea Bream, Sparus aurata, via Challenge with Anisakis pegreffii Larvae

BioMed Research International. 2013;2013 DOI 10.1155/2013/701828

 

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Journal Title: BioMed Research International

ISSN: 2314-6133 (Print); 2314-6141 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Medicine

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Fabio Marino (Department of Veterinary Sciences, Centro di Ittiopatologia Sperimentale della Sicilia, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy)

Giovanni Lanteri (Department of Veterinary Sciences, Centro di Ittiopatologia Sperimentale della Sicilia, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy)

Annamaria Passantino (Department of Veterinary Sciences, Centro di Ittiopatologia Sperimentale della Sicilia, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy)

Carmelo De Stefano (Department of Veterinary Sciences, Centro di Ittiopatologia Sperimentale della Sicilia, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy)

Antonella Costa (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Via G. Marinuzzi 3, 90129 Palermo, Italy)

Gabriella Gaglio (Department of Veterinary Sciences, Centro di Ittiopatologia Sperimentale della Sicilia, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy)

Francesco Macrì (Department of Veterinary Sciences, Centro di Ittiopatologia Sperimentale della Sicilia, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 19 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The endoscopic and histopathological findings detected in Sparus aurata experimentally infected with third-stage Anisakis larvae without intermediate host are evaluated and discussed. In six fish, live nematode larvae were introduced by gastroscopy into the stomach. The first observation by endoscope, 15 days after challenge, showed the presence of some larvae at the level of gastric mucosa. An explorative celioscopy, performed 60 days after challenge, showed haemorrhages and/or nodules on the gut of two fishes. Necropsy and histology demonstrated parasites in the context of the tissue changes. The finding of live nematode larvae as well as the evidence of tissue change confirm the experimental susceptibility of gilthead sea bream towards Anisakis.