Fundamentals of Ornamental Fish Health / Edition 1

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Fundamentals of Ornamental Fish Health is a complete guide to managing the health and well-being of ornamental aquatic animals. Grounded in the foundations of fish medical care, the book summarizes nonlethal aquatic diagnostics and medicine, putting the information within a clinical context. Providing a comprehensive overview of the subject, Fundamentals of Ornamental Fish Health equips aquatic animal health professionals with all the information needed to competently and effectively treat these patients, from transporting and examining fish to diagnostic techniques and the identification and treatment of specific diseases and syndromes.

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"Each chapter while short in length covers a lot of ground (or rather "water") with a surprisingly large number of references in support of each chapter. The book reads like a textbook with short, concise and yet interestingly informative chapters. By far, the most favored section for the reviewer was the section of Fish Medicine... chapters are supplemented with beautiful pictures... suitable for the practicing veterinary technician as well as veterinary technician students." (Veterinary Information Network, February 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813814018
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/9/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Roberts, DVM, is an owner-partner at 5 Corners Animal Hospital and the owner of Aquatic Veterinary Services of WNY, an ambulatory aquatic practice. She is a consultant for VIN’s Aquatic Animal Message Boards, an instructor for VIN’s Fish Medicine Courses, an international lecturer on pet fish health, and the instructor for the aquatic animal section of the exotic animal course at Medaille College's veterinary technology program.

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Table of Contents


Contributor List.


1.   Anatomy and physiology (Richard J. Strange).

2.   A brief overview of the ornamental fish industry and hobby (Timothy Miller-Morgan).

3.   Stress in fish (David J. Pasnik, Joyce J. Evans, and Phillip H. Klesius).

4.   Water quality (James L. Shelton).

5.   Environment and husbandry: Ponds and aquaria (Scott Weber III, Helen E. Roberts, and James L. Shelton).


6.   Biosecurity and ornamental fish (Timothy J. Miller-Morgan and Jerry R. Heidel).

7.   Nutrition (Richard Strange).

8.   Parasites of fish (Stephen A. Smith and Helen E. Roberts).

9.   Viral pathogens of fish (Brian Palmeiro and E. Scott Weber III).

10.   Bacterial diseases of fish (Brian Palmeiro).

11.   Fungal diseases in fish (Helen E. Roberts).

12.   Zoonotic diseases of fish (Stephen A. Smith).


13. Transport and hospitalization of the fish patient (Helen E. Roberts).

14.   History (Helen E. Roberts).

15.   Physical examination of fish (Helen E. Roberts).

16.   Anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia (Helen E. Roberts).

17.   Nonlethal diagnostic techniques (Helen E. Roberts, E. Scott Weber III, and Stephen A. Smith).

18. Surgery and wound management in fish (Helen E. Roberts).

19.   Necropsy of fish (Drury Reavill).

20.   Neoplasia in fish (Drury Reavill).

21.   Specific syndromes and diseases (William H. Wildgoose and Brian Palmeiro).


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