Aquatic parasites can result in catastrophic losses of fish populations and production output in aquaculture facilities. Recognizing, rapid response to, and prevention of parasite outbreaks is essential to maintaining viable aquaculture production levels. Aquaculture Parasitology: Global Impacts and Management provides essential and practical information on protozoan and metazoan parasites that have significant economic impacts on finfish production. Aquaculture Parasitology: Global Impacts and Management opens with an in-depth look at the parasites that pose the most significant threat to economically important fish species. Building on that foundation, the second section of the book looks more closely at region-specific impact and management to parasite outbreaks. The book closes with a look at risk assessment and analysis that will be of particular use to the aquaculture industry. Providing a truly global synthesis of the impact of aquatic parasites on aquaculture production, Aquaculture Parasitology: Global Impacts and Management will be an essential resource for anyone working in the fields of fish health and aquaculture production.
Aquaculture Parasitology: Pathogens of Fish, Crustaceans, and Molluscs addresses the steadily increasing importance of infectious diseases of aquatic animals. With the burgeoning expansion of the animal aquaculture industry to new geographic areas, new microbial and parasitic species with pathogenic potential will continue to emerge. This necessitates rapid identification of the new pathogens to enable their control. Each pathogenic parasitic species in Aquaculture Parasitology in the book is accompanied by the full description of both taxonomic and clinical information for the three major aquatic food animals (fish, crustaceans and mollusks). The book takes a comprehensive approach to disease affecting aquaculture production, thus making it valuable to aquaculturists, clinical practitioners in aquatic animal health, veterinarians, and all those in industry, government or academia who are interested in aquaculture, fisheries and comparative biology. Describes principles of diagnosis and prevention control of aquatic animal parasitic pathogens Includes determinants of new emerging parasitic diseases in aquaculture Identifies pathogen susceptibility to specific parasites and other pathogens affecting aquatic food supply Presents identification and classifications of aquatic animal parasitic pathogens to help examine features of different parasitic groups
This comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date work provides the definitive overview of marine parasites worldwide. It is an invaluable reference for students and researchers in parasitology and marine biology and will also be of interest to ecologists, aquaculturists and invertebrate biologists. Initial chapters review the diversity and basic biology of the different groups of marine parasites, discussing their morphology, life cycles, infection mechanisms and effects on hosts. The ecology and importance of marine parasites are discussed in the second part of the book, where contributions investigate behavioural and ecological aspects of parasitism and discuss the evolution and zoogeography of marine parasites. In addition, the economic, environmental and medical significance of these organisms is outlined, particularly their importance in aquaculture and their effects on marine mammals and birds. Written by an international team of contributors, the emphasis is on a thorough grounding in marine parasitology combined with reviews of novel concepts and cutting-edge research.
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.
This book emphasizes past and current research efforts about principles of natural control of major parasites affecting humans, animals, and crops. Each chapter is a complete and integrated subject that presents a problem and confers on the safe alternatives to chemicals. This book discusses and updates information about three major topics of natural remedies. The first topic is represented in a chapter outlining important information on biological control of parasites, the second topic is represented in three chapters dealing with botanicals as promising antiparasitic agents, and the last four chapters deal with miscellaneous control strategies against parasites. This easily readable book is designed precisely for students as well as professors linked with the field of parasitic control. We enhanced words with breathing areas in the form of graphical abstracts, figures, photographs, and tables.
A clear illustration of the important role of aquaculture in supporting food security, livelihoods, and economic development around the world This new edition of Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants covers important aspects of the culture of fish, shellfish, and algae in freshwater and marine environments. Subject areas covered include principles of aquaculture, water quality, environmental impacts of aquaculture, desert aquaculture, reproduction, life cycles and growth, genetics and stock improvement, nutrition and feed production, diseases, vaccination, post-harvest technology, economics and marketing, and future developments of aquaculture. Separate chapters also cover the culture of algae, carps, salmonids, tilapias, catfish, marine and brackish fishes, soft-shelled turtles, barramundi, marine shrimp, mitten crabs, and other decapod crustaceans, bivalves, gastropods, and ornamental species. This edition also provides greater coverage of aquaculture in China, reflecting the country’s importance in the global scene. Providing core scientific and commercially useful information, and written by 35 eminent international authors, this expanded and fully updated Third Edition of Aquaculture is essential reading for all students and professionals studying and working in aquaculture. Fish farmers, hatchery managers, and those in aquaculture support and supply industries, such as feed manufacturing, will find an abundance of commercially useful information within this important and now established book. Describes the multitude of developments that have occurred within the aquaculture field over the last 15 years Includes a major revision of production statistics and trends, discussion of technical developments, and revised and extended coverage provided by broader international authorship Brings together 35 internationally recognized contributors, including a number of new contributors Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants, Third Edition is a recommended text for students of the subject and a concise reference for those working in or entering into the industry.
|Author||: Thia-Eng Chua|
|Release Date||: 1989|
|Pages||: 373 pages|
A semiannual journal of research devoted to helminthology and all branches of parasitology.