398 pages | 337 Color Illus.
- 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
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.
Anatomical Physiology of Fishes - Christine L. Densmore
Water Quality and Environmental Issues - Deborah B. Pouder and Stephen A. Smith
Diagnosis of fish diseases - Esteban Soto, Shane M. Boylan, Brittany Stevens, Stephen A. Smith, Roy Yanong, Kuttichantran Subramaniam, Thomas Waltzek
Ocular problems - Stephen A. Smith
Skin and Fin Diseases - Pedro A. Smith, Diane G. Elliott, David W. Bruno and Stephen A. Smith
Gill diseases - Stephen A. Smith
Musculoskeletal Diseases - John S. Lumsden
Coelomic Disorders - Christine L. Densmore
Gastrointestinal Disorders - Stephen A. Smith
Cardiac Diseases - Trygve T. Poppe
Liver, Biliary System, and Pancreatic Diseases - Jeffrey C. Wolf
Renal Diseases and Disorders - Lester Khoo
Swim Bladder Disorders - Alisa L. Newton
Reproductive Disorders - Lester Khoo
Neurological Diseases - Salvatore Frasca Jr.
Nutritional Diseases - Simon J. Davies, Tharangani K. Herath, Peter Bowyer
Sedation, anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia - Lysa Pam Posner, Craig A. Harms, Stephen A. Smith
Surgery - Shane Boylan
Therapeutants for Fish - Grace A. Karreman, Patricia S. Gaunt, Richard G. Endris , Nick Saint-Erne
Appendix 1: Therapeutics for Ornamental, Tropical, Bait and Other Non-food Fish: Antimicrobial and Antifungal Agents - Jessica Gaskins and Shane Boylan
Appendix 2: Therapeutics for Ornamental, Tropical, Bait and Other Non-food Fish: Antiparasiticides - Jessica Gaskins and Shane Boylan
Appendix 3: Therapeutics for Ornamental Fish, Tropical, Bait, and Other Non-food Fish: Supportive Therapy and Care - Jessica Gaskins and Shane Boylan
Appendix 4: UK Example of Cascade System in UK - Richard G. Endris
Appendix 5: References for Drugs used in Aquaculture in Other Countries - Richard G. Endris