Recent Publications

Rodger, H. D. (2013) Amoebic gill disease (AGD) in farmed salmon (Salmo salar) in Europe. Fish Veterinary Journal (in press)

Oidtmann, B., Verner-Jeffreys, D., Pond, M., Peeler, E. J., Noguera, P. A., Bruno, D. W., LaPatra, S.E., St-Hilaire, S., Schubiger, C.B ., Snekvik, K., Crumlish, M., Green, D. M., Metselaar, M., Rodger, H., Schmidt-Posthaus, H., Galeotti, M., & Feist, S. W. (2013) Differential characterisation of emerging skin diseases of rainbow trout – a standardised approach to capturing disease characteristics and development of case definitions. Journal of Fish Diseases (in press).

Baxter, E. J., Sturt, M. M., Ruane, N. M., Doyle, T. K., McAllen, R. & Rodger, H. D. (2012) Biofouling of the hydroid Ectopleura larynx on aquaculture nets in Ireland: implications for finfish health. Fish Veterinary Journal, 13, 18-30.

Graham, D. A., Rowley, H. M., Fringuelli, E., Turnbull, T., Rodger, H. D., Cockerill, D., McLoughlin, M. F. & Cox, D. (2012) Geographical distribution of salmonid alphavirus subtypes in marine farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) in Scotland and Ireland. Journal of Fish Diseases, 35, 755-765

Fringuelli, E., Gordon, A., Rodger, H. D., Welsh, M. & Graham, D. A. (2012) Detection of Neoparamoeba perurans by duplex quantitative Taqman real time PCR in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded Atlantic salmonid gill tissues. Journal of Fish Diseases, 35, 711-724.

Fringuelli, E., Savage, P. D., Gordon, A., Baxter, E. J., Rodger, H. D. & Graham, D. A. (2012) Development of a quantitative real time PCR for the detection of Tenacibaculum maritimum and its application to field samples.Journal of Fish Diseases, 35, 579-590.

Mitchell, S. O., Baxter, E. J., Holland, C. & Rodger, H. D. (2012) Development of a novel histopathological gill scoring protocol for assessment of gill health during a longitudinal study in marine-farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture International, 20, 813 – 825, doi: 10.1007/s10499-012-9504-x.

Mitchell, S. O., Baxter, E. J. & Rodger, H. D. (2011) Gill pathology in farmed salmon associated with jellyfishAurelia aurita. Veterinary Record, 169, 609, doi: 10.1136/vr.100045.

Baxter, E. J., Rodger, H. D., McAllen, R. & Doyle, T.K. (2011) Gill disorders in marine-farmed salmon: investigating the role of hydrozoan jellyfish. Aquaculture Environment Interactions, 1, 245 – 257.

Rodger, H. D., Murphy, K., Mitchell, S. O. & Henry, L. (2011) Gill disease in marine-farmed Atlantic salmon at four farms in Ireland. Veterinary Record, 168, 668, doi: 10.1136/vr.d3020.

Rodger, H. D. & Mitchell, S. O. (2011) Cardiac abnormalities and salmonid alphavirus (SAV) infection in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Fish Veterinary Journal, 12, 28 – 32.

Baxter, E. J., Sturt, M. M., Ruane, N. M., Doyle, T. K., McAllen, R., Harman, L. & Rodger, H. D. (2011) Gill damage to Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, caused by the common jellyfish, Aurelia aurita, under experimental challenge. PLoS ONE, 6, (4), e18529.

Mitchell, S. O. & Rodger, H. D. (2011) A review of infectious gill disease in marine salmonid fish. Journal of Fish Diseases, 34, 411 – 432.

McLeary, S., Ruane, N. M., Cheslett, D., Hickey, C., Rodger, H. D., Geoghegan, F. & Henshilwood, K. (2011) Detection of koi herpesvirus (KHV) in koi carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) imported into Ireland. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists, 31, 124 – 128.

Rodger, H. D., Henry, L. & Mitchell, S. O. (2011) Non-infectious gill disorders of marine salmonid fish.Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 21, 423 – 440.

Mitchell, S. O., Steinum, T., Rodger, H., Holland, C., Falk, K. & Colquhoun, D. J. (2010) Epitheliocystis in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., farmed in freshwater in Ireland is associated with “Candidatus Clavochlamydia salmonicola” infection. Journal of Fish Diseases, 33, 665 – 673.

Graham, D. A., Fringuelli, E., Wilson, C., Rowley, H. M., Brown, A., Rodger, H., McLoughlin, M. F., McManus, C., Casey, E., McCarthy, L. J. & Ruane, N. M. (2010) Prospective longitudinal studies of salmonid alphavirus infections on two Atlantic salmon farms in Ireland; evidence for viral persistence. Journal of Fish Diseases, 33, 123 – 135.

Fringuelli, E., Rowley, H. M., Wilson, J. C., Hunter, R., Rodger, H. & Graham, D. A. (2008) Phylogenetic analyses and molecular epidemiology of European salmonid alphaviruses (SAV) based on partial E2 and nsP3 gene nucleotide sequences. Journal of Fish Diseases, 31, 811 – 823.

Rodger, H. D. & Girons, A. (2008) Diseases and health management in perch farming. Fish Veterinary Journal, 10, 9 – 18.

Rodger, H. D. & Colquhoun, D. J. (2008) Clinical vibriosis in farmed Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in Ireland.The Veterinary Record, 162, 94 – 95.

Rodger. H. D. (2007) Erythrocytic inclusion body syndrome virus in wild Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L.Journal of Fish Diseases, 30, 411 – 418.

Rodger, H. D. (2007) Gill disorders: an emerging problem for farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the marine environment? Fish Veterinary Journal, 9, 38 – 48.

Rodger, H. & Mitchell, S. (2007) Epidemiological observations of pancreas disease in Ireland. Journal of Fish Diseases, 30, 157 – 167.

Mitchell, S. & Rodger, H. (2007) Pathology of wild and cultured fish affected by a Karenia mikimotoi bloom in Ireland, 2005. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists, 27, 39 – 42.