Fish Parasites

Pathobiology and Protection

March 2012
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  • Published
    1st March 2012
  • ISBN 9781845938062
  • Language English
  • Pages 400 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images b/w & color photos

Focusing on pathobiology and protective strategies against protozoan and metazoan parasites of fish, this book reviews the latest research on important parasites: those that cause financial hardships to the aquaculture industry, have been introduced to new geographical regions through transportation of infected fish, are pathogenic to groups of finfish and detrimental to production, are highly adaptable and not host-specific with worldwide distributions, and that may serve as disease models for studies on other pathogens. It also highlights gaps in the knowledge to help direct future research.

1. Neoparamoeba perurans
2. Amyloodininium ocellatum
3. Cryptobia salmositica
4. Ichthyophthirius multifiliis
5. Miamiensis avidus and related species
6. Perkinsus marinus and Haplosporidium nelsoni
7. Loma salmonae and Glugea anomala
8. Myxobolus cerebralis and Ceratomyxa shasta
9. Enteromyxum scophthalmi and related species
10. Henneguya ictaluri and related species
11. Gyrodactylus salaris and G. derjavinoides
12. Pseudodactylogyrus bini and P. anguillae
13. Benedenia seriolae and Neobenedenia spp.
14. Heterobothrium okamoti and Neoheterobothrium hirame
15. Diplostomum spathaceum and related species
16. Sanguinicola inermis and related species
17. Bothriocephalus acheilognathi
18. Anisakis simplex
19. Anguillicoloides crassus
20. Argulus foliaceus
21. Lernaea cyprinacea and related species
22. Lepeophtheirus salmonis and Caligus rogercresseyi

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.

Kurt Buchmann

Kurt Buchmann has a formal education in teaching from 1984. Teaching and/or responsible for 18 university M.Sc. and 31 Ph.D. courses for veterinarians, biologists and animal science students.

More than 240 scientific articles in international and peer-reviewed scientific journals. Five books and six chapters in books. More than 550 popular scientific articles. Several research reports and a D.V. Sc. dissertation and a Ph.D. thesis. H-index: 37 (More than 37 papers with more than 37 citations recorded in Science citation index).

International collaborators:
Scientific network with more than 80 international research groups.
Referee and review tasks: for 14 international research councils, referee-work for 51 scientific journals and editorial memberships of 5 scientific journals.