A major catfish disease caused by the bacterium Edwardsiella ictaluri
, ESC costs catfish farmers as much as $60 million a year in losses.
Heads up, catfish farmers: Like the old joke says, there's good news and bad news about Edwardsiella ictaluri
, the bacterial culprit behind $20-million annual losses to enteric septicemia of catfish (ESC).
Similarly, Chatakondi and Yant (2001) also reported that intermittent feeding of channel catfish achieved an improvement in growth rate, feed consumption and survival after artificial Edwardsiella ictaluri
infection compared with fish with on a daily feeding regime in a 10-week feeding trial.