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In this video you will learn how to perform sampling of gill arches using swabs. This method is well suited for agents related to gill challenges: Paramoeba perurans (AGD), SGPV, etc

Step by step

  1. Anesthetize the fish
  2. Swab gill arches on the left side
  3. Keep the gill lid of the fish open when the swabbing is performed.
  4. Swab the outside and inside of the 1st gill arch, both sides of the 2nd and 3rd gill arches and on the outside of the 4th gill arch
  5. Swab from the arc to the tip of the gill and rotate
  6. Put the swab stick in ENAT tube and break off
  7. Put the cap on and close

Products used in the video

PatoGen tube kit with ENAT for swabs
Swab stick