Preface to the First Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
How to Use the Book.
PART I METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING FISH DISEASES.
1. Major Cultured Species. Aquarium (Pet) Fish. Bait Fish. Food Fish. Laboratory Fish.
2. Types of Culture Systems. Closed Culture Systems: Aquaria. Closed Culture Systems: Ponds. Flow-Through Culture Systems. Semi-Open Culture Systems.
3. The Clinical Workup. Equipping a Fish Disease Diagnostic Facility. Case Submissions. Water-Quality Analysis. Taking the History. The Physical Exam. Clinical Techniques: Routine Methods. Clinical Techniques: Specialized Methods.
4. Postmortem Techniques. Euthanasia. Preserving Parasites. Culturing for Bacteria. Sampling for Water Molds and Fungi. Sampling for Viruses. Examining Tissues Postmortem. Zoonotic Diseases and Other Human Pathogens.
5. Guidelines for Interpreting Clinical Findings. Environment, Stress, and Fish Disease. Acclimation. How to Use Part II, the Problem List. Sample Problem Data Sheet. Clinical Decision Making: Have the Major Problems Been Identifi ed? Prioritizing Problems. Treatment Plans. When to Refer Cases.
6. Health Management. Biosecurity. Health Promotion and Maintenance. Animal Welfare. Food Safety. Environmental Safety.
PART II PROBLEM LIST.
7. PROBLEMS 1 through 10: Diagnoses made with commercially available water-quality test kits or equipment that should be present in the clinician's clinic. 1. Environmental hypoxia. 2. Temperature stress. 3. Temperature stratifi cation. 4. Ammonia poisoning. 5. Nitrite poisoning. 6. Nitrate poisoning. 7. Too low (too acidic) pH. 8. Too high (too alkaline) pH. 9. Improper hardness. 10. Improper salinity.
8. PROBLEMS 11 through 43: Diagnoses made by either gross external examination of fish, wet mounts of skin/gills, or histopathology of skin/gills. 11. Gas supersaturation. 12. Lamprey infestation. 13. Leech infestation. 14. Copepod infestation/infection. 15. Branchiuran infestation. 16. Isopod infestation. 17. Monogenean infestation. 18. Turbellarian infection. 19. Protozoan ectoparasites: general features. 20. Ich infection. 21. Marine white spot disease. 22. Trichodinosis. 23. Chilodonella infestation. 24. Brooklynella infestation. 25. Tetrahymenosis. 26. Scuticociliatosis. 27. Marine velvet disease. 28. Freshwater velvet disease. 29. Ichthyobodosis. 30. Gill Cryptobia infestation. 31. Gill amoebic infestation. 32. Sessile, solitary, ectocommensal ciliate infestation. 33. Sessile, colonial, ectocommensal ciliate infestation. 34. Typical water mold infection. 35. Epizootic ulcerative syndrome. 36. Branchiomycosis. 37. Columnaris infection. 38. Bacterial cold water disease. 39. Bacterial gill disease. 40. Lymphocystis. 41. Epitheliocystis. 42. Miscellaneous skin and gill diseases. 43. Incidental fi ndings.
9. PROBLEM 44: Diagnoses made by examination of a gill clip or a blood smear. 44. Primary hemopathies.
10. PROBLEMS 45 through 57: Diagnoses made by bacterial culture of the kidney or affected organs. 45. Bacterial dermatopathies/systemic bacterial infections: general features. 46. Motile aeromonad infection. 47. Aeromonas salmonicida infection. 48. Enteric septicemia of catfish. 49. Edwardsiella tarda infection. 50. Vibriosis. 51. Pasteurellosis. 52. Enteric redmouth disease. 53. Streptococcosis. 54. Bacterial kidney disease. 55. Mycobacteriosis. 56. Piscirickettsiosis. 57. Miscellaneous systemic bacterial infections.
11. PROBLEMS 58 through 76: Diagnoses made by necropsy of the viscera and examination of wet mounts or histopathology of internal organs. 58. Digenean trematode infection: general features. 59. Digenean gill infection. 60. Nematode infection. 61. Cestode infection. 62. Acanthocephalan infection. 63. Myxozoan infection: general features. 64. Proliferative gill disease. 65. Ceratomyxa shasta infection. 66. Ho