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Fish Pathology, 4th Edition

Ronald J. Roberts

ISBN: 978-1-118-22296-6 March 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 592 Pages


Fish Pathology is the definitive, classic and essential book on the subject, providing in-depth coverage across all major aspects of fish pathology.

This new, fully updated and expanded fourth edition builds upon the success of the previous editions which have made Fish Pathology the best known and most respected book in the field, worldwide.Commencing with a chapter covering the aquatic environment, the book provides comprehensive details of the anatomy and physiology of teleosts, pathophysiology and sytematic physiology, immunology, neoplasia, virology, parasitology, bacteriology, mycology, nutritional pathology and other non-infectious diseases. A final chapter provides extremely useful details of the most widely-used and trusted laboratory methods in the area. Much new infomation is included in this new edition, including enhanced coverage of any diseases which have become commercially significant since publication of the previous edition

Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout with many exceptional photographs, Fish Pathology, Fourth Edition, is an essential purchase for fish pathologists, fish veterinarians, biologists, microbiologists and immunologists, including all those working in diagnostic services worldwide. Personnel working in fish farming and fisheries will also find much of great use and interest within the book's covers. All libraries in universities and research establishments where biological and veterinary sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this landmark publication on their shelves.



1 The Aquatic Environment

R.J. Roberts

2 The Anatomy and Physiology of Teleosts

R.J. Roberts and A.E. Ellis

3 The Pathophysiology and Systematic Pathology of Teleosts

R.J. Roberts and H.D. Rodger

4 The Immunology of Teleosts

C.J. Secombes and A.E. Ellis

5 Neoplasia of Teleosts

R.J. Roberts

6 The Virology of Teleosts

D.A. Smail and E.S. Munro

7 The Parasitology of Teleosts

R. Wootten

8 The Bacteriology of Teleosts

R.J. Roberts

9 The Mycology of Teleosts

R.J. Roberts

10 The Nutritional Pathology of Teleosts

R.W. Hardy

11 Miscellaneous Non-infectious Diseases

R.J. Roberts

12 Laboratory Methods

R.J. Roberts, D.A. Smail and E.S. Munro


Fish Species Index

Subject Index

“Overall, the Editor did very well to incorporate the wealth, depth and breadth of information that is now available on fish pathology. It is an invaluable reference for all fish veterinarians, veterinary pathologists and aquatic paraprofessionals .”  (Journal of Fish Diseases, 1 May 2013)