Bacterial Fish Pathogens
This fourth edition oi Bacterial Fish Pathogens is the successor to the original version, first pubhshed by ElHs Horwood Limited in 1987, and was planned to fill the need for an up-to-date comprehensive text on the biological aspects of the bacterial taxa which cause disease in fish. The impetus to prepare a fourth edition stemmed initially from discussion with Chinese colleagues when it became apparent that the book was particularly well used and cited (> 1,600 citations in China since 1999). Since pubH- ing the third edition, there has been a slowing down in the number of new fish pathogens. However, there has been a steady increase in the number of publications about some aspects of bacterial fish pathogens, including the appHcation of molecular techniques to diagnosis and pathogenicity studies. Consequently, we considered that it is timely to consider the new information in a new edition. The task was made immeasurably easier by the ready availability of electronic journals, which could be accessed from the office. Weeks of waiting for inter-library loans did not feature during the research phase of the project. Our strategy was to include information on new pathogens and new developments on well-estabHshed pathogens, such as Ae- monas salmonicida and Vibrio anguillarum.
Provides up to date information on all the bacterial fish pathogens Covers all aspects of the biology of the bacterial fish pathogens Details comprehensive diagnostic and identification schemes Covers new developments on long established diseases, such as furunculosis and vibriosis Considers alternative methods of disease control, such as the use of probiotics