Diseases of Carp and Other Cyprinid Fishes

Diseases of Carp and Other Cyprinid Fishes PDF

By David Hoole , David Bucke, Peter Burgess, Ian Wellby

Diseases of Carp and Other Cyprinid Fishes PDF. Cyprinids rank as one of the most commercially important groups of freshwater fishes and are exploited for many purposes; as a human food source, especially in Europe and Asia; as sport fish; and as ornamental fish for ponds and aquaria. Certain species are also cultured as baitfish and several of the small cyprinids such as the zebrafish have become internationally accepted laboratory models for toxicology testing and molecular research. A thorough understanding of cyprinid health and diseases is fundamental to the successful management and exploitation of these fishes for freshwater fisheries, pisciculture, and ornamental productions.

This practical guide to disease diagnosis, prevention, and control includes numerous colour plates and covers a comprehensive array of diseases – infectious and non-infectious – of cultivated and wild cyprinids.

  • international appeal, in view of the worldwide interest in cyprinid fish
  • authors’ experience (70 years between them)
  • approximately 100 full colour photographs
  • practical, but based on the latest research
  • valuable reference for a wide range of professionals and enthusiasts. Suitable also for students of parasitology, virology, bacteriology and fisheries

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Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. Cyprinid Biology
  3. Disease Symptoms
  4. Infectious Diseases – Viruses, Bacteria and Fungi
  5. Infectious Diseases – Parasites
  6. Noninfectious diseases
  7. Environmentally Induced Diseases
  8. Nutritionally Induced Diseases
  9. Diseases of Eggs and Fry
  10. Management of Fish Health
  11. Future Developments
  12. Laboratory Procedures in Disease Diagnosis and Control

Fish Names Cited in Text
Glossary of Terms 

File Size 6 MB
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