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1976 - 1989


 

Grischkowsky, R.S., D.F. Amend. 1976. Infectious Hematopoietic necrosis virus: prevalence in certain Alaskan sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka. J. Fish. Res. Bd. Canada 33: 186-188.

Burke, J., D. Mulcahy. 1983. Retention of infectious haematopoietic necrosis virus infectivity in fish tissue homogenates and fluids stored at three temperatures. J. Fish Dis. 6: 543-547.

Burke, J., R. Grischkowsky. 1984. An epizootic caused by infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus in an enhanced population of sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka (Walbaum), smolts at Hidden Creek, Alaska. J. Fish Dis. 7: 421-429.

Meyers, T.R., A.K. Hauck, W.D. Blankenbeckler and T. Minicucci. 1986. First report of viral erythrocytic necrosis in Alaska, USA, associated with epizootic mortality in Pacific herring, Clupea harengus pallasii (Valenciennes) J. Fish. Dis. 9: 479-491.

Hawkes, C.R., T.R. Meyers, T.C. Shirley and T.M. Koeneman. 1986. Prevalence of the parasitic barnacle Briarosaccus callosus on king crabs of Southeastern Alaska. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 115: 252-257.

Follett, J.E., J.B. Thomas, A.K. Hauck. 1987. Infectious haematopoietic necrosis virus in moribund and dead juvenile chum, Oncorhynchus keta (Walbaum), and chinook, O. tshawytscha (Walbaum) salmon and spawning adult chum salmon at an Alaskan hatchery. J. Fish Dis. 10: 309-313.

Meyers, T.R., T.M. Koeneman, C. Botelho and S. Short. 1987. Bitter Crab Disease: a fatal dinoflagellate infection and marketing problem for Alaskan Tanner crabs Chionoecetes bairdi. Dis. Aquat. Org. 3: 195-216.

Hawkes, C.R., T.R. Meyers and T.C. Shirley. 1987. Growth of Alaskan blue king crabs, Paralithodes platypus (Brandt), parasitized by the Rhizocephalan, Briarosaccus callosus Boschma. Crustaceana. 52:78-84.

Winton, J.R., C.N. Lannan, J.L. Fryer, R.P. Hedrick, T.R. Meyers , J.A. Plumb and T.Yamamoto. 1987. Morphological and biochemical properties of four members of a novel group of reoviruses isolated from aquatic animals. J. Gen. Virol. 68: 353-364.

Meyers, T.R., P. Krasnowski, D. Amend, B. Bachen, J. Cochran, K. Hauck, K. Rawson and R. Saft. 1988. Regulation changes, policies and guidelines for Alaska fish and shellfish health and disease control. Spec. FRED Rpt, Alaska Dept. Fish and Game. 72pp.

Meyers, T.R. 1989. Apparent chronic bacterial myeloencephalitis in hatchery-reared juvenile coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch in Alaska. Dis. Aquat. Org. 6:217-219.

Weiland, K.A. and T.R. Meyers. 1989. Histopathology of Diphyllobothrium ditremum plerocercoids in coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch. Dis. Aquat. Org. 6: 175-178.

1990 - 1999


Follett, J.E. and M.K. Schmitt. 1990. Characterization of a cell line derived from inconnu. J. Aquat. Anim.Health. 2: 61-67.

Meyers, T.R. 1990. Diseases of crustacea - diseases due to protistans and metazoans, pgs 350-389 In Kinne, O (ed) Diseases of Marine Animals Vol. III, Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Hamburg, Germany.

Meyers, T.R., S. Short, W. Eaton. 1990. Diseases of five commercial crab species in Southeast Alaska, pgs 407-420 In Cheng, C and Perkins, F (eds) Pathology in Marine Science, Academic Press, New York.

Meyers, T.R., J.B. Thomas, J.E. Follett and R.R. Saft. 1990. Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus: Trends in prevalence and the risk management approach in Alaskan sockeye salmon culture. J. Aquat. Anim.Health. 2: 85-98.

Meyers, T.R., C. Botelho, T.M. Koeneman, S. Short and K. Imamura 1990. Distribution of bitter crab dinoflagellate syndrome in southeast Alaskan Tanner crabs Chionoecetes bairdi. Dis. Aquat. Org. 9: 37-43.

Meyers, T.R., S. Short and W. Eaton. 1990. Summer mortalities and incidental parasitisms of cultured Pacific oysters in Alaska. J. Aquat. Anim. Health. 2: 172-176.

Meyers, T.R., J. Sullivan, E. Emmenegger, J. Follett, S. Short, W.N. Batts and J.R. Winton. 1991. Isolation of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus from Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus in Prince William Sound, Alaska, pgs 83-91 In Proc. 2nd Internatl. Symp. on Viruses of Lower Vert, Corvallis, OR

Eaton, W.D., M.L. Kent, T.R. Meyers. 1991. Coccidia, X-cell pseudotumors and Ichthyophonus sp. infection in walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) from Auke Bay, Alaska. J. Wildl. Dis. 27: 140-143.

Eaton, W.D., D.C. Love, C. Botelho, T.R. Meyers, K. Imamura, and T. Koeneman. 1991. Preliminary results on the seasonality and life cycle of the parasitic dinoflagellate causing bitter crab disease in Alaskan Tanner crabs (Chionoecetes bairdi). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 57: 426-434.

Meyers, T.R., J. Sullivan, E. Emmenegger, J. Follett, S. Short, W.N. Batts and J.R. Winton. 1992. Identification of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus isolated from Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus in Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA. Dis. Aquat. Org. 12: 167-175.

Rutecki, L., T.R. Meyers. 1992. Mortality of juvenile sablefish captured by hand-jigging and traps. N. Amer. J. Fish. Mgmt. 12: 836-837

Meyers, T.R., S. Short, C. Farrington, K. Lipson, H.J. Geiger and R. Gates. 1993. Establishment of a negative-positive threshold optical density value for the enzyme- linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect soluble antigen of Renibacterium salmoninarum in Alaskan Pacific salmon. Dis. Aquat. Org. 16: 191-197.

Meyers, T.R., S. Short, C. Farrington, K. Lipson, H.J. Geiger and R. Gates. 1993. Comparison of the enzyme- linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and the fluorescent antibody test (FAT) for measuring the prevalences and levels of Renibacterium salmoninarum in wild and hatchery stocks of salmonid fishes in Alaska, USA. Dis. Aquat. Org. 16: 181-189.

Boustead, N.C., T.R. Meyers and S. Short. 1993. Absence of infectious haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) in New Zealand sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka. New Zeal. J. Mar. Freshwater Res. 27: 55-60.

Oshima, K.H., K.H. Higman, C.K. Arakawa, P. de Kinkelin, P.E. Vestergard Jorgensen, T.R Meyers and J.R. Winton. 1993. Genetic comparison of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus isolates from North America and Europe. Dis. Aquat. Org. 17: 73- 80.

Follett, J.E., J.L. Geesin and T.O. Burton. 1994. Detection of Ceratomyxa shasta in Alaskan chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta. AK Fish. Res. Bull. 1: 97-98.

Meyers, T.R., D.V. Lightner and R.M. Redman. 1994. A dinoflagellate-like parasite in Alaskan spot, Pandalus platyceros, and pink, P. borealis, shrimp. Dis. Aquat. Org. 18: 71-76.

Meyers, T.R., S. Short, K. Lipson, W.N. Batts, J.R. Winton, J. Wilcock and E. Brown. 1994. Association of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus with epizootic hemorrhages of the skin in Pacific herring Clupea harengus pallasii from Prince William Sound and Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA. Dis. Aquat. Org. 19:27-37.

McDaniel, T.R., K.M. Pratt, T.R. Meyers, T.D. Ellison, J.E. Follett, and J.A. Burke. 1994. Alaska Sockeye Culture Manual. Spec. Fish. Rpt. No. 6, Alaska Dept. Fish and Game, Juneau, 39 pp.

Follett. J.E. and T.O. Burton. 1995. Epizootics of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus in an enhanced population of sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka smolts at Chenik Lake, Alaska. AK Fish. Res. Bull. 2: 137-142.

Meyers, T.R. and J.R. Winton. 1996. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in North America. Ann. Rev. Fish Dis. 5: 3-24.

Meyers, T.R., J.F. Morado, A.K. Sparks, G.H. Bishop, T. Pearson, D. Urban and D. Jackson. 1996. The distribution of bitter crab syndrome in Tanner crabs (Chionoecetes bairdi, C. opilio) from the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. Dis. Aquat. Org. 26: 221-227.

Follett, J.E., T.R. Meyers, T.O. Burton and J.L. Geesin. 1997. Comparative susceptibilities of several salmonid species in Alaska to infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) and North American viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV). J. Aquat. Anim. Health 9: 34-40.

Meyers, T.R. (editor) 1997. Fish Pathology Section Laboratory Manual. Special Publications No. 12, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, CFMD Division, Juneau, AK

Kocan, R., M. Bradley, N. Elder, T. Meyers, B. Batts and J. Winton. 1997. North American strain of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus is highly pathogenic for laboratory-reared Pacific herring. J. Aquat. Anim. Health 9: 279-290.

Meyers, T.R. 1998. Healthy juvenile sockeye salmon reared in virus-free hatchery water return as adults infected with IHNV: a case report and review of controversial issues in the epizootiology of IHNV. J. Aquat. Anim. Health 10: 172-181.

Marty, G.D., E.F. Freiberg, T.R. Meyers, J. Wilcock, T. Farver and D. Hinton. 1998. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, Ichthyophonus hoferi, and other causes of morbidity in Pacific herring Clupea pallasii spawning in Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA. Dis. Aquat. Org. 32: 15-40.

Carls, M.G., Marty, G.D., Meyers, T.R., Hinton, D.E., Thomas, R.E., Rice, S.D. 1998. Expression of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in prespawning Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) exposed to weathered crude oil. Can. J. Fis. Aquat. Sci.55: 2300- 2309.

Meyers, T.R., F. Thrower, S. Short, K. Lipson, J. Joyce, C. Farrington and S. Doherty. 1999. Different prevalences of Renibacterium salmoninarum detected by ELISA in Alaskan chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha spawned from freshwater and seawater. Dis. Aquat. Org. 35:101-105.

Boustead, N., Pascho, R., Elliott, D., Meyers, T. 1999. Data on New Zealand salmon samples examined for Renibacterium salmoninarum by United States laboratories. National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd, Christchurch, NZ. Client report No. CHC99/8, Project No. SCF9053, May, 1999.

Hershberger, P.K., Kocan, R.M., Elder, N.E., Meyers, T.R., Winton, J.R. 1999. Epizootiology of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in Pacific herring from the spawn- on-kelp fishery in Alaska, USA. Dis. Aquat. Org. 37: 23-31.

Meyers, T.R., Short, S., Lipson, K. 1999. Isolation of the North American strain of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) associated with epizootic mortality in two new host species of Alaskan marine fishes. Dis. Aquat. Org. 38: 81-86.

2000 - 2004


Emmenegger, E.J., Meyers, T.R., Burton, T., Kurath, G. 2000. Genetic diversity and epidemiology of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus in Alaska. Dis. Aquat. Org. 40: 163-176

Meyers, T.R., D. Korn, T.M. Burton, K. Glass, J.E. Follett, J.B. Thomas, J. Sullivan, N. Starkey, S. Short, K. Lipson. 2003. Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) in Alaskan sockeye salmon culture from 1973 to 2000: annual virus prevalences and titers in broodstocks compared with juvenile losses. J. Aquatic Animal Health 15: 21-30.

Meyers, T.R., D. Korn, K. Glass, T. Burton, S. Short, K. Lipson and N. Starkey. 2003.Retrospective analysis of antigen prevalences of Renibacterium salmoninarum (Rs) detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in Alaskan Pacific salmon and trout from 1988 to 2000 and management of Rs in hatchery chinook and coho salmon. J. Aquat. Anim. Health 15: 101-110.

Marty, G.D., T. J. Quinn II, G. Carpenter, T.R. Meyers, and N.H. Willits. 2003. Role of disease in abundance of a Pacific herring population. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.60:1258- 1265.

Elston, R., C. Dungan, T. Meyers, and K. Reece. 2003. Perkinsus Sp. infection risk for Manila clams, Venerupis philippinarum (A. Adams and Reeve, 1850) on the Pacific coast of North and Central America. J. Shellfish Res. 22: 1-5.

Meyers, T.R. 2003. Regulation Changes, Policies and Guidelines for Alaska Fish and Shellfish Health and Disease Control. Regional Information Rpt. No. 5J03-07. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Commercial Fisheries Division, Juneau, AK

Goodwin,A.E., J.E.Peterson, T.R. Meyers and D.J. Money 2004. Transmission of exotic fish viruses: the relative risks of wild and cultured bait. Fisheries 29: 19-23.

Burton, T.O., T.R. Meyers, N. Starkey, and J.E. Follett 2004. Experimental transmission of the fungus Phoma herbarum to chinook salmon. J. Aquat. Anim. Health. 16: 251-257.

Meyers, T. R. 2004. Disease transmission from cultured salmonids to wild fish stocks: perspectives on the Alaskan hatchery program. In R. C. Cipriano and I.S. Shchelkunov (eds) Health and Diseases of Aquatic Organisms: Bilateral Perspectives. Michigan University Press.

Meyers, T.R. 2004. Standard necropsy procedures for finfish. In K. True (ed) National Wild Fish Health Survey- Laboratory Procedures Manual. Second Edition, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Anderson, CA.

2005 - 2010


Meyers, T.R. 2005 IX. Marteiliasis and Marteilioidiasis of shellfish. In FHS Bluebook. 2005 Edition.

Meyers, T.R. 2007. First report of erythrocytic inclusion body syndrome (EIBS) in Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in Alaska, USA. Dis. Aquat. Org. 76:169- 172.

Arsan, E.L., Atkinson, S.D., Hallett, S.L., Meyers, T, Bartholomew, J.L. 2007. Expanded geographical distribution of Myxobolus cerebralis: first detections from Alaska. J. Fish Dis. 30:483-491.

Meyers, T.R., T. Burton, C. Bentz, N. Starkey. 2008. Common diseases of wild and cultured fishes in Alaska. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Commercial Fisheries Division, Juneau, Anchorage

Elston, R., T.R. Meyers. 2009. Effect of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus on Pacific Herring in Prince William Sound, Alaska, from 1989 to 2005. Dis. Aquat. Org. 83: 223-246.

Hershberger, P.K., N.E. Elder, C.A. Grady, J.L. Gregg, C.A. Pacheco, C. Greene, C. Rice, T.R. Meyers. 2009. Prevalence of viral erythrocytic necrosis in Pacific herring and epizootics in Skagit Bay, Puget Sound, WA. J. Aquatic Anim. Health 21: 1-7.

Meyers, T.R., T. Burton. 2009. Diseases of wild and cultured shellfish in Alaska. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Commercial Fisheries Division, Juneau, Anchorage

Meyers, T.R., T. Burton, W. Evans, N. Starkey. 2009. Detection of viruses and virus-like particles in four species of wild and farmed bivalve molluscs in Alaska, USA from 1987 to 2009. Dis. Aquat. Org. 88:1-12

Meyers, T.R. (editor) 2009. Fish Pathology Section Laboratory Manual. Special Publications No. 12, 3rd edition, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, CF Division, Juneau, AK

Meyers, T. 2010. Regulation changes, policies and guidelines for Alaska fish and shellfish health and disease control. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Regional Report Series No. 5J10-01, Juneau