Aquaculture Health Management: Design and Operation Approaches is an essential reference for the diverse aquaculture community. With the steadily increasing importance of healthy fish production and the expansion of the animal aquaculture industry to new geographic areas, new microbial and parasitic species with pathogenic potential continue to emerge. The book covers the broad spectrum of fish and shellfish health, the functional roles of pathogen emergence, and the impacts of nutrition and preventative medicine such as pre- and probiotics, as well as chemical treatments, relevant legislation and more.
This reference takes a comprehensive approach to understanding overall fish health management, making it valuable to aquaculturists, practitioners in aquatic animal health, veterinarians and all those in industry, government or academia who are interested in aquaculture and fisheries and their sustainable futures.
- Presents the biosecurity measures used to prevent the spread of disease
- Discusses fish immunology to help readers understand preventive medicine for a healthy fish production
- Examines the latest scientific methods and technologies to maximize efficiencies for healthy fish production for farming
- Includes the most commonly researched fish, crustaceans and mollusks in aquaculture
Table of Contents
1. Animal Health: The Foundation for Aquaculture Sustainability 2. Husbandry of Aquatic Animals in Closed Aquaculture Systems 3. Aquaculture Biosecurity: Practical Approach to Prevent, Control and Eradicate Diseases 4. Immunology and Vaccinology of Aquatic Animals 5. Disease Management of Aquatic Animals 6. Preventative Medicine of Aquatic Animals 7. Functional Diets in Fish Health Management 8. Environmental Considerations in Aquaculture Health Management 9. Health Management in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) 10. Application of Biological Control: Use of Cleaner Fish