Lviv research station. Laboratory of ichthyopathology

Head of the lab:
Roman Pirus,
Sen. Res. Sc.
phone: +38 (03) 231-24-135;
mob.: +38 (067) 238-62-62;
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Aim of the sector – studies of biological and environmentally-geographic peculiarities of the spread of fish disease agents.

Importance of the sector activities – determination of the patterns of the occurrence of the most common fish diseases in aquaculture in current environmental conditions.

Parasitological studies are carried out using standard methods of I.E. Bykhovskaya-Pavlovskaya (1969) and K.V. Sekretariuk (2001), study of parasite effects on fish hematological and biochemical parameters including protein content determination – [Bradford M.M., 1976], study of dien conjugate concentration – [Stalnaya I.D., 1977], determination of TBA-active products – [Korabeinikova S.N., 1989], superoxiddismutase activity – [Dubinina E.E., 1983], catalase activity – [Koroliuk M.A., 1988].

Major areas of the laboratory activities:

  1. determination of the effect of immune-modulating preparations of fish resistance;
  2. development of the methods for the use of new therapeutic and prophylactic products aimed at increasing fish survivability rate at different technological stages;
  3. study of the effect of new disinfectants (e.g., Kristal 1000, Epidez, Don, Vitan, etc.) on pathogenic microflora; complex studies of the effect of biologically active preparations of plant origin (milk thistle, amaranth, purple coneflower) and synthetic preparations (Enroflox, Furazolidone, Brovaceptol) on the course of fish aeromonosis.
  4. study of the effects of different preparations on crustacean parasites (crustaceoses): Sinergasilus lieni and Lernaea cyprinacea.

Propositions of services for individuals and legal entities:

  • parasitological studies of fish;
  • development of methods for prevention and treatment of parasitic and infectious diseases of pond fish;
  • study of epizootic situations in fish farms.