BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish

BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish

Paperback BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary Association

Edited by R.L. Butcher, Revised by William H. Wildgoose

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  • Publisher: British Small Animal Veterinary Association
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 303mm x 17mm | 1,012g
  • Publication date: 11 February 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Quedgeley, Gloucs
  • ISBN 10: 0905214579
  • ISBN 13: 9780905214573
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illus
  • Sales rank: 475,863

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This important publication has been completely revised and expanded by 29 authors from the UK and USA for an international readership. It is extensively illustrated and intentionally practical with a large new section on systematic disorders that will aid disease diagnosis. This book covers all aspects of ornamental fish health including: environmental needs, the aquatic trade, fishkeeping, disease investigation, systematic disorders, infectious and non-infectious diseases, medical and surgical therapies, relevant legislation and health & safety. Although written primarily for veterinarians, this book is an essential reference for anyone involved in professional fish health care and for those working in the ornamental fish industry and public aquaria.

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"."..the new BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish will educate, inspire and encourage other vets to move into this expanding sector""Veterinary Times, October 2001

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The all-new second edition of the BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish makes a timely and welcome appearance as the number of clients keeping freshwater and marine aquaria increases. It is an area where particular expertise is valued and of great importance not only to clients who keep fish as a hobby, but also to aquatic traders and those involved in public aquaria. Part I presents an overview of the aquatic environment, commercial farming and trade in ornamental fish, together with the important aspects of filtration and husbandry in garden ponds and aquaria, with the help of specially commissioned illustrations. Part II looks at the individual fish patient, detailing the approach to clinical examination and disease investigation, including anaesthesia and diagnostic imaging.Diseases are described from both a systematic and an aetiological viewpoint to give maximum assistance to the reader. Full-colour photographs illustrate the clinical features of diseases in a number of species and give an appreciation of the variety of infectious and parasitic organisms encountered. Part V then presents a practical approach to treating ornamental fish, including common surgical procedures.Throughout the book, at-a-glance tables provide important information in the BSAVA's established accessible style. Written for an international audience by experts from the UK and the USA, the BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish, 2nd edition guides the reader through the vast subject of ornamental fish from a veterinary perspective. It is also a first-class resource for non-veterinarians with an interest in fish health.