Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition

By Noga, Edward J.

Fish Disease Diagnosis and Treatment 7099

This book is designed as a comprehensive guide to the identification and treatment of both common and rare problems encountered during the clinical work-up. Diseases are discussed following a systems-based approach to ensure a user-friendly and practical manual for identifying problems. This book provides thorough, concise descriptions of viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic and noninfectious diseases in a great number of fish species. Table of Contents: Part I METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING FISH DISEASES: 1 MAJOR CULTURED SPECIES; 2 TYPES OF CULTURE SYSTEMS; 3 THE CLINICAL WORK-UP; 4 POST MORTEM TECHNIQUES; 5 GUIDELINES FOR INTERPRETING CLINICAL FINDINGS; 6 HEALTH MANAGEMENT; Part II PROBLEM LIST: 7 PROBLEMS 1-10. Diagnoses made with commercially available water quality test kits or equipment that should be present in the clinician's clinic; 8 PROBLEMS 11-43: Diagnoses made by either gross external examination of fish, wet mounts of skin/gills, or histopathology of skin/gills; 9 PROBLEM 44: Diagnoses made by examination of a gill clip or a blood smear; 10 PROBLEMS 45-57: Diagnoses made by bacterial culture of kidney or affected organs; 11 PROBLEMS 58-76: Diagnoses made by necropsy of the viscera and examination of wet mounts or histopathology of internal organs; 12 PROBLEMS 77-88: Rule-out diagnoses 1 (Viral Infections): Presumptive diagnosis is based upon the absence of other etiologies combined with a diagnostically appropriate history, clinical signs, and/or pathology.  Definitive diagnosis is based upon presumptive diagnosis combined with confirmation of viral presence (i.e., culture, immmunodiagnosis, gene test, etc.); 13 PROBLEMS 89-99: Rule-out diagnoses 2: Presumptive diagnosis is based upon the absence of other etiologies combined with a diagnostically appropriate history, clinical signs, and/or pathology.  Definitive diagnosis is based upon presumptive evidence combined with further, more extensive work-up with a specific identification of the problem; 14 PROBLEMS 100-102: Rule-out diagnoses 3: Presumptive diagnosis is based upon the absence of other etiologies combined with a diagnostically appropriate history, clinical signs, and/or pathology. Definitive diagnosis is not possible since the etiology is unknown (idiopathic); 15 PROBLEM 103: Diseases of Reproduction; PART III: METHODS FOR TREATING FISH DISEASES; 16 GENERAL CONCEPTS IN THERAPY; 17 PHARMACOPOEIA; Appendix 1: Fish Disease Diagnosis Form; Appendix II: Suppliers; Appendix III: Scientific Names of Fish Mentioned in the Text; Appendix IV: Definitions of Terms; Index.

Comments & References: Second Edition. Full colour with more than 500 images. 536 pages. Available as a Hardcover and as an eBook (2011). This book may be purchased here. Suitable for any aquaculturists, aquatic biologists, or fish health specialists dealing with diagnosing or treating fish diseases. A Wiley-Blackwell Publication.

ISBN: Hardcover: 978-0-8138-0697-6; eBook: 978-1-119-94946-6

Price: Hardcover: £102.00; EUR 127.50; eBook: £74.99; EUR 89.99


Year: 2010
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