1st Edition

Nutrition and Fish Health

By Carl D Webster, Chhorn Lim Copyright 2001
    392 Pages
    by CRC Press

    388 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Safeguard the success of aquaculture operations without expensive antibiotics!

    Diseases are a major threat to the sustainability of the aquaculture industry. Because antibiotics have many drawbacks, increasing importance is being placed on understanding the mechanisms that make nutrition a key factor in host defense against pathogens. Nutrition and Fish Health is the first book to provide comprehensive information on nutrition as a means to improve fish health and defend against infection.

    Nutrition and Fish Health offers state-of-the-art information on diseases affecting cold-water and warm-water fish, as well as marine shrimp. It comprehensively addresses such vital issues as:

    • nutrition and feeding management
    • immuno-stimulants
    • mycotoxins
    • fish immune system mechanisms
    • the use of vaccines
    • nutrition and environmental stress
    Nutrition and Fish Health is a comprehensive guide to using nutrition to make your aquaculture operation a success. Proper fish nutrition can help you:
    • reduce the risk of disease
    • decrease the risk of environmental contamination associated with the use of antibiotics
    • increase production of good quality product
    • increase profits
    Generously illustrated with graphs, charts, tables, and photographs, Nutrition and Fish Health is an essential guidebook for aquaculturists, fish producers, extension agents, aquaculture students, disease specialists, and feed formulators.

    Preface Chapter 1. Overview of Warm-Water Fish Diseases Chapter 2. An Overview of the Economically Important Diseases of Salmonids Chapter 3. The Penaeid Shrimp Viruses TSV, IHHNV, WSSV, and YHV: Current Status in the Americas, Available Diagnostic Methods, and Management Strategies Chapter 4. Overview of Nutritional Strategies Affecting the Health of Marine Fish Chapter 5. Nutritional Aspects of Health and Related Components of Baitfish Performance Chapter 6. Nutritional Deficiencies in Commercial Aquaculture: Likelihood, Onset, and Identification Chapter 7. Immunity and Disease Resistance in Fish Chapter 8. Dietary Ascorbic Acid Requirement for Growth and Health in Fish Chapter 9. Dietary Iron and Fish Health Chapter 10. The Role of Dietary Phosphorus, Zinc, and Selenium in Fish Health Chapter 11. Influence of Dietary Lipid Composition on the Immune System and Disease Resistance of Finfish Chapter 12. Immunostimulants in Fish Diets Chapter 13. Mycotoxins in Fish Feeds Chapter 14. Feed Allowance and Fish Health Chapter 15. Dietary Lipids and Stress Tolerance of Larval Fish Chapter 16. Modulation of Environmental Requirements of Finfish Through Nutrition Chapter 17. Vaccines: Prevention of Diseases in Aquatic Animals


    Chhorn Lim, PhD, has more than 25 years of experience in aquaculture nutrition and feed development research. Currently, he is the Nutrition Scientist at the Fish Diseases and Parasites Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services at Auburn, Alabama, where he conducts research on the interactions between nutrition, immune system function, and disease resistance. Carl D. Webster, PhD, has more than 10 years of experience in aquaculture nutrition and diet development research. Currently, he is Principal Investigator for Aquaculture at the Aquaculture Research Center, Kentucky State University, where he conducts research on nutrition requirements and practical diet formulations for fish and crustacean species that are currently or potentially cultured.