Dr. Martin Chen (Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission) is conducting studies in Chinook salmon to determine the effective dietary fluoride and iodide levels which would provide protection aganst clinical bacterial kidney disease (BKD).  BKD is caused by Renibacterium salmoninarum and is one of the most severe diseases affecting hatchery-reared Chinook salmon.  There is no antibiotic which provides a lasting cure for the disease.  Use of dietary supplements to prevent BKD could replace the use of erythromycin and other antibiotics with an effective and economical alternative.  Two potential dietary supplements are fluoride and iodide which have been shown to provide some protection against BKD in rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon.  

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