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Fish Parasites: Pathobiology And Protection Book Pdf

by Patrick T.K. Woo, Kurt BuchmannDecember 2011Focusing 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.

Fish Parasites: Pathobiology and Protection book pdf


The control of parasitic fish diseases including, A. ocellatum and C. irritans in aquaculture, is complicated by the current limited availability of efficacious licensed products and the development of antiparasitic drug resistance. Therefore, the need to develop novel, safe, effective antiparasitic drugs is increasing. Copper sulfate, acriflavine, and formalin are commonly used to treat different fish parasitic infections, but these chemicals are highly toxic to fish22. Application of antiparasitic treatments in fish farming facilities requires awareness of aquaculture sustainability and environmental protection.

Growing healthy fish necessitates the implementation of favorable water quality measures and appropriate management practices. Poor water quality measures, including extreme temperature, low DO, excessive turbidity, high levels of nitrogenous waste products and dense algal blooms, can predispose fish to numerous protozoan infections. A. ocellatum and C. irritans are extremely harmful parasites that can harm farmed marine fish causing massive losses. Application of good management practices and efficient control methods are necessary to control protozoan infestations affecting fish. Awareness of aquaculture sustainability and environmental protection are required issues in applying antiparasitic treatments in fish farming facilities. H2O2 and amprolium have antiparasitic properties and were shown to be beneficial in reducing parasitic infestations of A. ocellatum and C. irritans protozoa in earthen-pond farmed L. carinata.


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