Five year trends in the egg-thiamine status of Atlantic salmon from the St. Marys River, Michigan

Publication year: 2011
Source: Journal of Great Lakes Research, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 22 February 2011</br>
R. Marshall, Werner , Benjamin, Southwell , Benjamin, Rook</br>
Early mortality syndrome (EMS) is the term used to describe the mortality in early life stages of salmonids due to thiamine deficiency within the Great Lakes basin. Since 1985, Lake Superior State University (LSSU) has raised Atlantic salmon Salmo salar for stocking in the St. Marys River region near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. In 2000, the Atlantic salmon raised at LSSU experienced 99% mortality due to EMS related symptoms. In order to better understand and document the incidence of EMS in the St. Marys River population of Atlantic salmon, egg-thiamine content has been measured in this population since 2003. Egg-thiamine...</br>

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