This book deals with different kinds of chemotherapeutants that can be used in the treatment of diseases affecting fish. The mechanism of action behind every therapeutic agent is explained clearly for a better understanding of the basics of the drugs. Effective treatment would be achieved by proper delivery of the compounds at the right time. Different drug delivery methods to be practiced on farm are also deliberated in detail. This book will be immensely helpful to the fisheries students at the undergraduate and post graduate level and scholars pursuing research in the area of aquatic animal health management.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. General Principles of Chemotherapy 3. Drug Discovery and Development 4. Combination Therapy 5. Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobials 6. Quinolones: DNA Synthesis Inhibitors 7. β-lactams: Cell Wall Synthesis Inhibitors 8. Sulphonamides 9. Protein Synthesis Inhibitors 10. Miscellaneous Antibacterials 11. Antifungal Agents 12. Antiparasitic Drugs 13. Antiseptics and Disinfectants 14. Blood Sampling in Fish 15. Sample Collection from Fish 16. Administration of Substances 17. Drugs used for Transportation of Fish 18. Immobilization, Sedation and Anaesthesia in Fish 19. Drugs used in the Treatment of Bacterial and Viral Diseases in Fishes 20. Common Chemicals and their use in Fish Farms.
A. Uma, Professor and Head, Department of Fish Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Fisheries Postgraduate Studies. Chennai
A. Angela Mercy, Teaching Assistant, Institute of Fisheries Postgraduate Studies. Chennai
K. Karal Marx, Dean, Institute of Fisheries Postgraduate Studies. Chennai