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Fish Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128045640, 9780128045855

Fish Diseases

1st Edition

Prevention and Control Strategies

Editor: Galina Jeney
Paperback ISBN: 9780128045640
eBook ISBN: 9780128045855
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th February 2017
Page Count: 278
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Fish Diseases: Prevention and Control Strategies provides essential information on disease prevention and treatment by the most experienced fish culturists in the industry. The book presents both traditional and novel methodologies of identifying and addressing fish disease risk, along with preventative and responsive insights to the challenges impacting fish production today.

Both specific (vaccination) and non-specific (immunostimulation) approaches are explored, from maintaining optimal environmental conditions, to understanding how stressors in fish affect their immune system.

Key Features

  • Includes relevant information on government restrictions on drug usage in aquaculture to address the strict demand for fish products free of pollutants/antibiotics
  • Presents best practices in fish farming to prevent disease and promote good health status and fish disease management
  • Provides the most recent research on fish diseases prevention, the pathogens most studied, and options for methods of treatment


Aquaculturists, Fish and Fishery Scientists, Fish Farmers and Students in Fishery Science and Aquaculture, Zoology, Life Science

Table of Contents

Part I. Fish

Chapter 1. Immunology: Improvement of Innate and Adaptive Immunity

  • 1.1. Introduction
  • 1.2. Teleost Immunity
  • 1.3. Effectors of the Immune Response
  • 1.4. Improvement of the Immune Response
  • 1.5. Concluding Remarks and Future Perspectives

Chapter 2. Improvement of Disease Resistance by Genetic Methods

  • 2.1. How to Assess Disease Resistance in Fish?
  • 2.2. Basic Genetic Principles
  • 2.3. Selective Breeding to Improve Resistance
  • 2.4. Application of New Biotechnologies
  • 2.5. Role of Selective Breeding in an Overall Health Improvement Strategy
  • 2.6. Conclusion

Part II. Pathogens

Chapter 3. Types of Pathogens in Fish, Waterborne Diseases

  • 3.1. Introduction
  • 3.2. Host Specificity of Pathogens
  • 3.3. Viral Pathogens
  • 3.4. Transmission of Fungal Disease: the Water Molds
  • 3.5. Parasite Transmission
  • 3.6. Conclusion

Chapter 4. Prophylactic and Prevention Methods Against Diseases in Aquaculture

  • 4.1. Introduction
  • 4.2. General Disease Prevention and Control Methods
  • 4.3. Biologics
  • 4.4. Conclusions

Chapter 5. Integrated Pathogen Management Strategies in Fish Farming

  • 5.1. The Concept: What Are Integrated Pathogen Management Strategies and Why Does Aquaculture Need Them?
  • 5.2. Diagnostic Tools, the Key for Identification and Monitoring of Pathogens
  • 5.3. Modeling Disease Transmission and Risk Assessment
  • 5.4. Prevention Strategies in Fish Farming
  • 5.5. Treatment Strategies in Fish Farming
  • 5.6. Conclusions and Future Perspectives
  • Abbreviations

Part III. Environment

Chapter 6. General Relationship Between Water Quality and Aquaculture Performance in Ponds

  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. Water Quality–Aquatic Animal Health Interactions
  • 6.3. Management and Water Quality
  • 6.4. Water Quality–related Stressors
  • 6.5. Water-Quality Management
  • 6.5.5. Toxic Algae
  • 6.5.6. Gas Supersaturation
  • 6.5.7. Ionic Imbalance
  • 6.6. Conclusion

Chapter 7. Water Quality–Disease Relationship on Commercial Fish Farms

  • 7.1. Water Temperature
  • 7.2. Water pH
  • 7.3. Oxygen
  • 7.4. Ammonia
  • 7.5. Nitrite
  • 7.6. Chlorine

Chapter 8. Stress and Disease in Fish

  • 8.1. Stress and Disease

Chapter 9. Planning a Fish-Health Program

  • 9.1. Introduction
  • 9.2. Fish Disease-Prevention Plan During the Facility Site Selection, Design, and Construction
  • 9.3. Fish Disease-Prevention Plan Prior to Operation
  • 9.4. Fish-Health Maintenance Plan During Operation
  • 9.5. Proper Specimen Collection for Diagnostic Purposes
  • 9.6. Fish Transportation
  • 9.7. Vaccination
  • 9.8. Biosecurity
  • 9.9. Control Measures Upon Eruption of a Disease Outbreak
  • 9.10. Formulating a Fish-Health Management Plan at the Regional/National and International Levels
  • 9.11. Conclusion

Chapter 10. Aquatic Animal Health and the Environmental Impacts

  • 10.1. Introduction
  • 10.2. Natural Resource Use
  • 10.3. Disease Transfer
  • 10.4. Chemical Use
  • 10.5. Conclusion


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About the Editor

Galina Jeney

Galina Jeney is a Scientific Adviser for NAIK Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture (HAKI), in Hungary. Her research expertise is in the area of immunostimulants and immunology of fish and fish disease resistance challenges. She has more than 35 years of research experience, and has published more than 200 scientific publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fish Nutrition and Immunology, NAIK Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Szarvas, Hungary

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