Diseases are a major threat to both wild and farmed fish. Pathogen-induced alterations in viability and growth of wild fish stocks can have implications on diversity and ecological status of aquatic ecosystems, as fish are main components of aquatic communities, and they can directly affect the exploitation of wild and farmed fish as a protein source for human consumption. Fish diseases can be a major factor influencing abundance and distribution of wild fish. Disease-related reduction of reproduction and/or age-specific survival can strongly affect wild stocks as it has been demonstrated for several species in distinct geographical locations. The book will be useful for fish farmers, managers, researchers and graduate students interested in fish diseases.
Table of Contents
VOLUME 1: General Fish Histology; Diseases Caused by Virus: Diseases in Salmonids; Virus Diseases of Cyprinids; Viral Diseases of Cultured Marine Fish; Bacterial Diseases of Fish; Fungal Diseases of Fish; Microsporidia; Amoeboid Protists as Parasites of Fish; Diseases Caused by Flagellates; Diseases Caused by Apicomplexans; Diseases Caused by Ciliophora VOLUME 2: Myxozoan Diseases; Diseases Caused by Monogenea; Digeneans as Enemies of Fishes; Diseases Caused by Cestoda; Acanthocephala; Phylum Nematoda; Diseases Caused by Crustacea; Non-infectious Diseases: Nutritional Factors; Environmental Diseases of Intensively Reared Fish; A Brief Guide for Aquaculture Veterinarians Attending a (Continental Water) Fish Rearing and Producing Facility. What should be Considered? What Steps should be Envisaged?