Hepatoma in commercially reared rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) was first seen at this laboratory in April of 1960. The subsequent discovery of it in near epizootic proportions in other hatchery-reared rainbow trout and cutthroat trout (S. clarki) populations throughout the United States precipitated extensive research by numerous agencies. Although the liver neoplasm in trout had been previously noted here (Haddow and Blake, 1933; Nigrelli, 1954; Nigrelli and Jakowska, 1955) and abroad (Cudkowicz and Scolari, 1955) occurrences of it in such proportions had not been reported previously in this country.
|Title||Nutritionally induced hepatomagenesis of rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri)|
|Publication Subtype||Federal Government Series|
|Series Title||Research Report|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Western Fisheries Research Center|