Severity of Infection in Madison River (Montana) Sentinel Rainbow Trout
Entry ID: MSU_9

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Abstract: Sentinel rainbow trout were placed in side channels of the Madison River (Montana) to determine the site-specific contribution of whirling disease risk. After exposure, fish were examined histologically and severity of infection was categorized.

Purpose: These data were collected as part of a larger study that examined the relationships among characteristics of the environment, Tubifex tubifex populations, and rainbow trout whirling disease risk in the Madison River (Montana).

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Relevance of this dataset to fisheries managers: Whirling disease is widespread in the Madison River and the involvement of three organisms ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.99   S: 44.32   E: -111.51   W: -113.82

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-05-01
Stop Date: 1999-08-01
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City: Bozeman
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59717
Country: USA
Krueger, R. C., B. L. Kerans, E. R. Vincent, C. Rasmussen. 2006. Risk of Myxobolus cerebralis infection to rainbow trout in the Madison River, Montana, USA. Ecological Applications, 16(2) 770-783
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
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