Aeromonas hydrophila in wild-caught frogs and tadpoles (Rana pipiens) in Minnesota

David W. Hird, Stanley L. Diesch, Robert G. McKinnell, Eville Gorham, Frank B. Martin, S. W. Kurtz, C. Dubrovolny

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Abstract

Frogs and tadpoles were captured at 14 sites in and near Minnesota during 1978-79 and nearly all appeared healthy. Aeromonas hydrophila was isolated from 94 of 294 (32%) juvenile and adult frogs and from 66 of 104 (63%) tadpoles. Of the isolates from frogs and tadpoles respectively, 68% and 47% were from the intestine only, 12% and 32% were from the intestine and the other sites, and 20% and 21% were from extraintestinal sites only. Isolations were more frequent from frogs collected in March-June than in August-November. Evidence was not found that disease due to Aeromonas hydrophila was a primary cause of declining Rana pipiens populations in Minnesota.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalLaboratory Animal Science
Volume31
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981

Keywords

  • Bacteria and cancer in leopard frogs (Rana pipiens)

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