Fish Diseases and Disorders Edition 2

Volume 1 — Protozoan and Metazoan Infections
June 2006
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  • Published
    23rd June 2006
  • ISBN 9780851990156
  • Language English
  • Pages 800 pp.
  • Size 8" x 11"

Fish is the principal source of protein for people in many parts of the world, particularly in developing countries. While most fish are caught from nature, aquaculture or fish farming is now making a significant contribution to total fish production. More intensive conditions of aquaculture often result in a higher incidence of fish diseases and disorders. As in the first edition, the focus of this second edition is on protozoan and metazoan parasites that cause disease in fish. Significant changes to this second edition include the addition of three new chapters and four of the original chapters have new authors.

Reviews of the first edition: "This is bound to become a standard work and all libraries simply must purchase it."

- Journal of Fish Diseases

"Overall, this is a superb text...and should be on the bookshelves of all self-respecting parasitologists."

- International Journal for Parasitology

"Amid the recent publications in fish parasitology, this volume stands as one of the best."

- Journal of Aquatic Animal Health

"...this book aroused my curiosity to the point that I have already began a subsequent examination of the second volume."

Dr. Oreta Samples - , The VIN (Veterinary Information Network)

Phylum Amoebozoa
Phylum Dinoflagellata
Diplomonadida (Phylum Parabasalia) and Kinetoplastida (Phylum Euglenozoa)
Ichthyophthirius multifiliis and Cryptocaryon irritans (Phylum Ciliophora)
Trichodinidae and Other Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Phylum Apicomplexa
Phylum Microspora
Phylum Myxozoa
Monogenea (Phylum Platyhelminthes)
Digenea (Phylum Platyhelminthes)
Cestoidea (Phylum Platyhelminthes)
Phylum Nematoda
Phylum Acanthocephala
Phylum Arthropoda
Phylum Annelida: Hirudinea as Vectors and Disease Agents
Fish-borne Parasitic Zoonoses
Parasitic Diseases of Shellfish
The Immune System of Fish
Immunocompetent Cells and Their Mediators in Finfish
Molecular Approaches and Techniques

Patrick T. K. Woo

Patrick T. K. Woo has been a faculty member at the University of Guelph (UoG) since 1974. He was also Director, Axelrod Institute of Ichthyology, and in 2005 UoG Senate elected him University Professor Emeritus. Prior to 1974 he was MRC Postdoctoral Fellow and Ballard Fellow, UoG; FAO Andre Mayer Research Fellow, East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organization and Serengeti Research Institute; and IDRC Consultant/Scientist, Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research. His other appointments (1985-2010) include as NUS Visiting Research Professor, National University of Singapore, and as short-term Visiting Professor/Scientist at 16 Universities/Institutes in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. Patrick was Plenary/Symposium speaker at 44 conferences, recipient of The Robert Wardle Award, and elected Fellow, The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is editor-in-chief of a journal, member of three editorial boards; and has published 194 scientific papers, 19 reviews in conference proceedings, 15 book chapters, and eight books.