The Principal Diseases of Lower Vertebrates

The Principal Diseases of Lower Vertebrates

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Authors: H. Reichenbach-Klinke, E. Elkan
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263762

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The Principal Diseases of Lower Vertebrates presents the material published by Heinz H. Reichenbach-Klinke between 1957 and 1962 in three separate volumes as ""Krankheiten der Aquarienfische"" (Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart), ""Krankheiten der Amphibien,"" and ""Krankheiten der Reptilien"" (Gustav Fischer, Stuttgart). The scope of the work has been enlarged with material contributed by E. Elkan who has also done the translation. Representatives of the main groups of parasites affecting fish have been presented as far as possible. The book is organized into three parts covering the diseases of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. Experience has shown that those who keep, or are interested in, one kind of lower vertebrate will sooner or later also take an interest in one of the other groups. It was therefore thought expedient to include what is at present known of lower vertebrate pathology in one volume, even at the risk of some repetition where fishes, amphibians, and reptiles suffer from similar diseases or are the victims of identical parasites.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    Part I. Fishes

    1. Method of Investigation

    A. Symptoms of Disease—Life Span of Fishes

    B. Killing and Detailed Examination of Specimens

    C. Rules to be Followed on Sending in Fish for Investigation

    References

    2. Infectious Diseases

    A. Diseases due to Bacterial Infection

    References

    B. Diseases Caused by Flagellates

    References

    C. Diseases Caused by Rhizopoda

    D. Diseases Caused by Sporozoa

    References

    E. Diseases Caused by Ciliates and Suctoria

    References

    F. Parasitic Coelenterates

    Reference

    G. Trematodes Parasitizing Fish

    References

    H. Tapeworms (Cestodes) Parasitizing Fish

    References

    I. Acanthocephala Parasitizing Fish

    References

    J. Nematoda and Nematomorpha Parasitizing Fish

    References

    K. Leeches (Hirudinea) Pathogenic for Fish

    References

    L. Crustaceans Pathogenic for Fish

    References

    M. Tongue Worms (Linguatulida)

    Reference

    N. Mollusca

    References

    0. Fishes Damaged by Parasitic Algae

    References

    P. Fungi Pathogenic for Fish

    References

    Q. Virus Diseases

    References

    3. Non-Infectious Diseases of Fish. Environmental Factors

    A. Melanosis

    References

    B. Tumours Affecting Fish

    References

    C. Diseases due to Faulty Nutrition

    References

    D. Environmental Factors

    References

    E. Poisons Affecting Fish

    References

    4. Healing of Wounds and Regeneration

    References

    5. Abnormalities

    References

    6. Lampreys (Cyclostomata) and their Diseases

    References

    7. Fish as Carriers of Human Diseases

    References

    8. Review of Main Symptoms and Localization of Fish Diseases

    References

    9. Treatment

    A. Treatment by Means of Drugs and Chemical Substances

    B. Physical and Biological Means of Treatment

    References

    Part II. Amphibia

    10. Technique of Investigation

    A. When Should an Investigation be Carried Out?

    B. Killing and Dissection of Specimens

    C. Further Investigation

    D. Despatch of Amphibians to the Laboratory

    E. Fixation

    References

    11. Infectious Diseases

    A. Diseases due to Bacterial Infection

    References

    B. Diseases Caused by Protozoa

    References

    C. Diseases Caused by Worms

    References

    D. Leeches (Hirudinea) Parasitic in Amphibia

    References

    E. Parasitic Crustaceans

    References

    F. Arachnoidea and Insects

    References

    G. Molluscan Larvae Encysting in Tadpoles

    References

    H. Diseases due to Fungi and Parasitic Algae

    References

    12. Tumours, Benign and Malignant

    References

    13. Damage through Various Environmental Factors

    References

    14. Syndromes from Various Causes

    A. Ovarian Cysts

    B. "Molchpest"

    C. Diseases of the Digestive Organs

    D. Bone Damage

    E. Paralysis

    F. Blindness

    G. Hydrops

    H. Hypertrophy of the Lime Sacs

    I. Vesical Calculus

    References

    15. Surgical Conditions, Wound Healing and Regeneration

    A. Surgical Conditions

    B. Healing of Wounds and Regeneration

    References

    16. Abnormalities

    A. Duplication

    B. Disturbances during Metamorphosis

    C. Sex Reversal

    D. Albinism and Melanism

    References

    17. Table of Main Symptoms and Causes of Diseases

    18. Therapy

    A. Table of Chemical Means of Treatment

    B. Treatment by Physical Means

    Part III. Reptilia

    19. Technique of Investigation

    A. Symptoms of Disease. Ages of Reptiles

    B. Anaesthesia, Killing of Specimens, Dissection

    C. Detailed Examination of Organic Systems

    References

    20. Infectious Diseases

    A. Bacterial Infections

    References

    B. Protozoal Diseases

    References

    C. Turbellaria

    References

    D. Trematoda

    References

    E. Tapeworms (Cestoidea)

    References

    F. Acanthocephala

    References

    G. Nematoda

    References

    H. Leeches

    References

    I. Mites (Acarina)

    References

    J. Tongue Worms (Linguatulida)

    References

    K. Insects

    References

    L. Diseases Caused by Fungi

    References

    21. Non-Parasitic and Environmental Diseases

    A. Tumors

    References

    B. Diseases due to Faulty Environment

    References

    C. Injuries through Physical Factors

    References

    D. Poisoning

    References

    22. Wound Healing and Regeneration

    References

    23. Developmental Abnormalities

    References

    24. The Organic Systems of Reptiles and their Importance in Reptilian Pathology

    References

    25. Table of Localization, Symptoms and Possible Causes of Diseases in Reptiles

    26. Treatment

    A. Drugs

    B. Biological and Physical Methods of Treatment

    27. Reptilia and Human Hygiene

    References

    Glossary I. Zoological Names, Trivial Names and Main Habitat of Species Mentioned in the Text

    Glossary II. Trivial and Zoological Names

    Subject Index


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  • No. of pages: 612
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263762

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H. Reichenbach-Klinke

E. Elkan

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