Fish Parasites: A Handbook of Protocols for their Isolation, Culture and Transmission

By Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, James. E. Bron, Geert Wiegertjes and M. Carla Piazzon

Fish Parasites: A Handbook of Protocols for their Isolation, Culture and Transmission PDF. Good fish health and welfare are essential components of sustainable aquaculture and in this regard, fish parasites constitute a major constraint to production. The aquaculture industries of areas affected by various disease outbreaks have suffered considerably from the impacts of marine and freshwater parasites. It is therefore fundamentally important to take steps to prevent parasite infection, as well as to properly identify, monitor and treat outbreaks when they occur.

ParaFishControl, an EU-funded project involving industry, academic and government partners drawn from across Europe, whose work has led to this book, is dedicated to effectively understanding and controlling a diverse range of fish parasites in order to promote the sustainability and competitiveness of the European aquaculture industry.

Fish Parasites contains detailed outlines of the most up to date protocols for parasite isolation, culture and transmission, as well as detailed procedures for reproducing parasitic infections in a laboratory environment.

Protocols for tasks such as monitoring parasitic infection, isolating parasites and preparing parasite material are explained in detail. In addition, an introduction is provided to the biology and host interactions of each parasite discussed.

Fish Parasites provides an essential guide for those who are currently researching fish-parasite relations, as well as for those who may study fish health and welfare more generally or otherwise have broader interests in fish parasites.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface and acknowledgments

1 Cryptocaryon irritans

2 Ichthyophthirius multifiliis

3 Philasterides dicentrarchi

4 Amyloodinium ocellatum

5 Trypanosoma and Trypanoplasma

6 Neoparamoeba perurans

7 Loma salmonae

8 Ceratonova shasta

9 Enteromyxum leei

10 Enteromyxum scophthalmi

11 Myxobolus cerebralis

12 Sphaerospora molnari

13 Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae

14 Leptorhynchoides species (Acanthocephala)

15 Ligula intestinalis

16 Zeylanicobdella arugamensis

17 Neobenedenia girellae

18 Zeuxapta seriolae

19 Anguillicoloides crassus

21 Hysterothylacium aduncum

22 Caligus rogercresseyi and Caligid sea lice species

23 Lepeophtheirus salmonis

24 Ceratothoa oestroides

25 Gnathia aureamaculosa and Gnathia

26 Saprolegnia parasitica

Index

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