Fish Diseases and Medicine

CRC Press | English | 2019 | ISBN-10: 1498727867 | 412 Pages | PDF | 71.26 MB


CRC Press | English | 2019 | ISBN-10: 1498727867 | 412 Pages | PDF | 71.26 MB
by Stephen A. Smith (Editor)
Key features:
– covers tropical, ornamental, bait and food fish from the freshwater, brackish and marine environments
– organized by body systems, an approach consistent with how a practitioner examines a diseased animal
– expert contributors from around the world
– over 300 high-quality color photographs illustrate the conditions described
Fish are critically important to the welfare of this planet and its occupants, the health of both wild and captive fish populations paramount to our survival. This book presents the gross pathology of the most commonly encountered diseases and syndromes of fish in an organ system-based approach. It provides an overview of the diseases and disorders of tropical, ornamental, bait and food fish from freshwater, brackish and marine environments. Readers will gain a broader understanding of the basic biology of infectious and non-infectious diseases in fish, as well as novel diagnostic techniques and innovative disease control methods.
Nineteen chapters by expert international contributors provide the veterinarian, fish health professional, fisheries biologist and fish researcher with an understanding of anatomy, water quality, diagnostic methodology, and basic clinical medicine of fish. Each organ system chapter provides
an overview of the most common diseases or syndromes
the etiological agent
route of transmission
typical host range
clinical presentation
possible differentials
most current means of diagnosis for that particular problem
potential management and control methods
This text will serve as a resource for the identification and control of fish diseases in a multitude of settings, from aquarium fish, to home ponds, to aquaculture species, to research fish and to even wild fish populations
About the Author
Stephen A. Smith, MS, DVM, PhD is the Professor of the Aquatic Medicine Program at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He is the past president (2002-2003) of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine and has published widely in various journals including the AVMA journal and the Journal of Aquatic Health

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