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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 7665
Title: Failure of vaccines to protect salmon from vibriosis enzootic in Puget Sound, Washington
Author: R. D. Gunnels, Harold O. Hodgins, Michael H. Schiewe
Publication Year: 1976
Journal: American Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume: 37
Issue: 6
Pages: 737-40

 Juvenile chinook salmon in fresh water were vaccinated either orally or parenterally with heat– or formalin–killed bacterins prepared with Vibrio anguillarum.  Subsequent exposure to naturally occurring vibriosis in the marine waters of Puget Sound (Washington State) indicated that no protection resulted.  It was demonstrated, however, that protection could be achieved with the passive transfer of immune serum.

Notes: June 1976