187-page book has eleven chapters on viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic disease and pests, and the various ways to prevent and control these.

The 2nd edition of this book is now available. Please visit SEAFDEC/AQD Bookstore for more details and how to order. The table of contents can be viewed here.

Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chapter One
    Disease development
    Celia R. Lavilla
    • How disease develops
    • Disease diagnosis
    • Summary
  • Chapter Two
    Viral diseases
    Gilda D. Lio-Po
    • Characteristics of virus
    • Major viral infections in fish
    • Major viral infections in penaeid shrimps
    • Prevention of viral infections
    • Summary
  • Chapter Three
    Bacterial diseases
    Eleonor V. Alapide-Tendencia and Leobert D. de la Peña
    • What are bacteria?
    • Identifying the real cause of a disease; Koch’s Postulates
    • Important bacterial diseases of fish
    • Bacterial diseases of crustaceans
    • Summary
  • Chapter Four
    Fungal diseases
    Eduardo M. Leaño
    • What are fungi?
    • Major fungal diseases of fish
    • Major fungal diseases of crustaceans
    • Summary
  • Chapter Five
    Parasitic diseases and pests
    Erlinda R. Cruz-Lacierda
    • Common fish diseases caused by parasites
    • Common crustacean diseases caused by parasites
    • Life cycle patterns of fish parasites
    • Summary
  • Chapter Six
    Environmental and other non-infectious diseases
    Gregoria Erazo-Pagador
    • Fish diseases associated with physico-chemical properties of water
    • Shrimp diseases associated with physico-chemical properties of water
    • Diseases associated with physical factors
    • Diagnosis of environmental and other non-infectious diseases
  • Chapter Seven
    Nutritional diseases
    Celia R. Lavilla
    • Types of feeds
    • Components of feeds
    • Determining the nutritional status of fish
    • Nutritional deficiency diseases of fish
    • Nutritional diseases of shrimps
    • Feed quality problems with health implications
    • Summary
  • Chapter Eight
    Physical, environmental, and chemical methods of disease prevention and control
    Erlinda R. Cruz-Lacierda and Gregoria E. Erazo-Pagador
    • Physical methods
    • Environmental methods
    • Chemical methods
    • Summary
  • Chapter Nine
    Immunity and biological methods of disease prevention and control
    Jesus Manolo E. Almendras
    • The fish immune system
    • The crustacean immune system
    • Immunosuppression
    • Biological control
  • Chapter Ten
    Immunological and molecular biology techniques in disease diagnosis
    Leobert D. de la Peña
    • Immunological techniques
    • Molecular biology techniques
    • Summary
  • Chapter Eleven
    Harmful and toxic algae
    Romeo D. Caturao
    • Conditions that stimulate harmful and toxic algal blooms
    • Types of harmful and toxic algal blooms
    • Effects of harmful and toxic algal blooms to fish and marine environment
    • Strategies in coping with the problem of harmful and toxic algal blooms
  • GLOSSARY
  • Photo and figure credits
  • INDEX

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