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Aquaculture Pharmacology is a reliable up-to-date, "all inclusive" reference and guide to provide an understanding of practical drug information for the aquaculture industry. This book covers the sources, chemical properties, and mechanisms of action of drugs, and the biological systems upon which they act. It covers various drug interactions, therapeutic uses of drugs, as well as legal considerations within the industry as a whole. It presents the four main groups of drugs used in fish, crustaceans and molluscs and includes disinfectants, antimicrobial drugs, antiparasitic agents, and anesthetics, and identifies areas where more research is needed to generate more knowledge to support a sustainable aquaculture industry.
With the burgeoning international aquaculture expansion and expanding global trade in live aquatic animals and their products this book is useful to bacteriologists, mycologists, aquaculturists, clinical practitioners in aquatic animal health and all those in industry, government or academia who are interested in aquaculture, fisheries and comparative biology.
- Presents clinical information for the three major aquatic food animals (fish, crustaceans and molluscs)
- Facilitates research to develop vaccines or other similar pathogen mitigation measures
- Provides the latest advancements in the field including regulated pharmaceuticals for use in fisheries and aquaculture
Researchers, teachers, students, diagnostic laboratory staff, clinical veterinarians, aquaculture disease practitioners, biologists, farmers, and all those in industry, government or academia who are interested in aquaculture, fisheries and comparative biology
- Appearance of the major aquatic animal species in aquaculture
2. General Introduction to Pharmacology of Aquatic Animals
3. Antimicrobial Agents
4. Antiparasitic Agents
5. Biologic Agents
6. Gender Manipulators and Spawning Aid
8. Analgesia and Anaesthesia of Aquatic Animals
9. Legal Requirements for Aquaculture Pharmacology
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- © Academic Press 2021
- 1st September 2020
- Academic Press
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Dr. Fred Kibenge is Professor of Virology at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I, Canada, where he has been Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Microbiology for several years, and teaches veterinary virology in the second year of the DVM curriculum. He has been working with animal viruses for more than 30 years in addition to prior extensive post-doctoral research experience in virology in UK and USA. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, ACVM (sub-specialty Immunology). He has published extensively on the detection and virology of fish viruses.
Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Bernardo Baldisserotto is a full professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Camobi campus. He has published five books on fish physiology and fish culture, and has organized and participated in numerous other books and journal publications. Dr. Baldisserotto is a member of the editorial board for Neotropical Ichthyology, and the part-time editor-in-chief for its Physiology and Biochemistry section.
Full Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Federal University of Santa Maria Camobi, Brazil
Dr. Roger Sie-Mae holds many positions. He is a Registered Veterinary Specialist of Fish Health and Production at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom and a Registered Specialist of Veterinary Aquatic Animal Health at Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board in Australia and a Senior Veterinarian (Aquatic Pathology) Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory, Queensland, Australia. He is also a Certified Fish Pathologist of the American Fisheries Society - Fish Health Section in the United States. He has had several consultancy roles, and has participated in many workshops and conferences. His expertise is in disease investigation, among others.
Registered Veterinary Specialist of Fish Health and Production, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK; Registered Specialist of Veterinary Aquatic Animal Health, Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board; Senior Veterinarian (Aquatic Pathology) Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory, Queensland, Australia
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