Catfish Bacteria Pools

Catfish Bacteria Pools - 1 Dear Fred Bobber: As you may...

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Dear Fred Bobber: As you may remember, a disease broke out in your catfish tanks. It started in tank twenty-two and began to spread into tank twenty-three, resulting in a large scale of die- offs. We inferred that it was a bacterial infection because it had all of the characteristics of one. We investigated right away in order to reduce the number of catfish dying and come up with a solution to resolve the problem. A major factor of death and/or disease is usually cause by bacterial infections (Gould, 2004). Overtime, the widely distributed and large usage of antibiotics resulted in a development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in aquatic environments (Cabello, 2006). This could be part of the problem within the catfish pools at Finnytown Catfish Company. Before our investigation we hypothesized that the bacteria infecting the catfish tanks would be easily treated with one of the antibiotic agents once we identified it. We predicted that if the bacteria in the pool came out being gram negative, then we would be able to treat that tank with colistin sulfate ; it is the only antibacterial agent that treats gram negative bacteria. If the bacterium that was infecting the pools was gram positive
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Catfish Bacteria Pools - 1 Dear Fred Bobber: As you may...

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