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Fish Pathology, 4th Edition

Fish Pathology, 4th Edition, This new, fully updated and expanded fourth edition builds upon the success of the previous editions which have made Fish Pathology the best known and most respected book in the field, worldwide.

Fish Pathology, 4th Edition

Fish Pathology, 4th Edition

Fish Pathology is the definitive, classic and essential book on the subject, providing in-depth coverage across all major aspects of fish pathology. Commencing with a chapter covering the aquatic environment, the book provides comprehensive details of the anatomy and physiology of teleosts, pathophysiology and sytematic physiology, immunology, neoplasia, virology, parasitology, bacteriology, mycology, nutritional pathology and other non-infectious diseases. A final chapter provides extremely useful details of the most widely-used and trusted laboratory methods in the area. Much new information is included in this new edition, including enhanced coverage of any diseases which have become commercially significant since publication of the previous edition

Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout with many exceptional photographs, Fish Pathology, Fourth Edition, is an essential purchase for fish pathologists, fish veterinarians, biologists, microbiologists and immunologists, including all those working in diagnostic services worldwide. Personnel working in fish farming and fisheries will also find much of great use and interest within the book’s covers. All libraries in universities and research establishments where biological and veterinary sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this landmark publication on their shelves.

Content Fish Pathology, 4th Edition:

Chapter 1 The Aquatic Environment (pages 1–16): R. J. Roberts
Chapter 2 The Anatomy and Physiology of Teleosts (pages 17–61): R.J. Roberts and A.E. Ellis
Chapter 3 The Pathophysiology and Systematic Pathology of Teleosts (pages 62–143): R.J. Roberts and H.D. Rodger
Chapter 4 The Immunology of Teleosts (pages 144–166): C.J. Secombes and A.E. Ellis
Chapter 5 Neoplasia of Teleosts (pages 167–185): R.J. Roberts
Chapter 6 The Virology of Teleosts (pages 186–291): D.A. Smail and E.S. Munro
Chapter 7 The Parasitology of Teleosts (pages 292–338): R. Wootten
Chapter 8 The Bacteriology of Teleosts (pages 339–382): R.J. Roberts
Chapter 9 The Mycology of Teleosts (pages 383–401): R.J. Roberts
Chapter 10 The Nutritional Pathology of Teleosts (pages 402–424): R.W. Hardy
Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Non?Infectious Diseases (pages 425–438): R.J. Roberts
Chapter 12 Laboratory Methods (pages 439–481): R.J. Roberts, D.A. Smail and E.S. Munro

One of the most heartening advances in the decade since the last edition of Fish Pathology was published has been the further development of sophisticated and efficient vaccines for many of the most damaging bacterial diseases. The advent of DNA and recombination vaccines and immune enhancers has contributed greatly to fish welfare. Even more dramatic over the period has been the contribution of molecular biology to diagnostic advances such as those presented by real – time, or quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and the advent of breeding programmes that utilize molecular markers for genetic selection for disease resistance.

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