Fish Viruses and Bacteria

Pathobiology and Protection

June 2017
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    8th June 2017
  • ISBN 9781780647784
  • Language English
  • Pages 370 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Images b/w & color illus

Taking a disease-based approach, Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection focuses on the pathobiology of and protective strategies against the most common, major microbial pathogens of economically important marine and freshwater fish.

The book covers well-studied, notifiable piscine viruses and bacteria, including new and emerging diseases which can become huge threats to local fish populations in new geographical regions if transported there via infected fish or eggs. A concise but thorough reference work, this book:

* Covers key viral and bacterial diseases of notable fish species;
* Reviews major well-established piscine pathogens as well as new, emerging, and notifiable diseases
* Contains the most up-to-date research contributed by a team of over 50 world experts.

An invaluable bench book for fish health consultants, veterinarians, and all those wanting instant access to information, this book is also a useful textbook for students specializing in fish health and research scientists initiating fish disease research programs.

1. Introduction
2. Detection of the infection; clinical signs including behavioral changes in infected fish
3. External/internal lesions
4. Pathophysiology of the disease
5. Protective/control strategies
6. Conclusions and suggestions for future studies
List of contributors

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.

R. C. Cipriano

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