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- Columnaris disease
An acute systemic and cutaneous disease of freshwater fishes caused by Flexibacter columnaris. The disease is widespread and occurs most frequently during the summer in young-of-the-year fish. Losses are usually quite high. In warm water fish, there is frequently a dual infection with Aeromonas liquefaciens. The disease is effectively controlled by systemic and external antibacterials.
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