The economic effect of the bacterial diseases that attack farmed fish has become of increasing concern to the fish industry. Some taxa are merely secondary invaders of already damaged tissues, whilst others comprise serious, primary pathogens. During the last ten years, there have been great advances in the understanding of established fish pathogens such as Aeromonas salmonicida and Renibacterium salmoninarum, as well as the discovery and description of new pathogens like Streptococcus parauberis.
This completely revised and updated edition of Bacterial Fish Pathogens provides comprehensive coverage of these pathogens and, crucially, diagnostic methods of identification and techniques to isolate them. The authors discuss the strategies used to control bacterial fish diseases, and consider possible future trends in the study of pathogens. Finally, they review the emerging role of fish pathogens in human disease. This book will be an essential reference tool for practising aquaculturists, veterinary microbiologists, diagnosticians and post-graduate researchers in both industry and academia.