Bacterial Fish Pathogens: Disease of Farmed and Wild Fish

Brian Austin, Dawn Amy Austin

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This book puts emphasis on the isolation, taxonomy, diagnosis (phenotypic, serology and molecular biology), epizootiology, pathogenicity mechanisms, and methods of disease control (by vaccination, immunostimulation, probiotics, prebiotics, plant products, and antimicrobial compounds. Co-infections, which are attributed to more than one microbial species have been discussed. Shortcomings in knowledge have been highlighted. This sixth edition is the successor to the original version, first published in 1987, and which fills the need for an up-to-date comprehensive text on the biological aspects of the bacterial taxa which cause disease in finfish. The book is primarily targeted at researcher workers, including postgraduate students, and diagnosticians. It is anticipated that the readership will include veterinary microbiologists, public health scientists and microbial ecologists.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages732
ISBN (Electronic)9783319326740
ISBN (Print)9783319326733
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)


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