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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jhp454/infectious) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Infectious Disease in Aquaculture: Prevention and control" to their offering.

With an ever increasing demand for seafood that cannot be met by capture fisheries alone, growing pressure is being placed on aquaculture production. However, infectious diseases remain a major constraint. Infectious disease in aquaculture: prevention and control brings together a wealth of recent research on aquaculture production and its effective management.

Part one considers the innate and adaptive immune responses seen in fish and shellfish together with the implications of these responses for disease control. Advances in disease diagnostics, veterinary drugs and vaccines are discussed in part two, with quality assurance, the use and effects of antibiotics and anti-parasitic drugs in aquaculture, and developments in vaccination against fish are explored. Part three focuses on the development of specific pathogen-free populations and novel approaches for disease control.

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1 Immune responses in fish and shellfish and their implications for disease control: The innate and adaptive immune system of fish

- Crustacean immune responses and their implications for disease control

- Immune responses in molluscs and their implications for disease control

- Stress and resistance to infectious diseases in fish.

Part 2 Advances in disease diagnostics, veterinary drugs and vaccines: Advances in diagnostic methods for mollusc, crustacean and finfish diseases

- Quality assurance in aquaculture disease diagnostics

- Antibiotics in aquaculture: reducing their use and maintaining their efficacy

- Considerations for the use of anti-parasitic drugs in aquaculture

- Developments in vaccination against fish bacterial diseases

- Developments in adjuvants for fish vaccines.

Part 3 Development of specific pathogen free populations and novel approaches for disease control: Development of specific pathogen free (SPF) shrimp stocks and their application to sustainable shrimp farming

- The role of risk analysis in the development of biosecurity programmes for the maintenance of specific pathogen free populations

- Developments in genomics relevant to disease control in aquaculture

- Bacteria and bacteriophages as biological agents for disease control in aquaculture

- Managing the microbiota in aquaculture systems for disease prevention and control

- Natural antimicrobial compounds for use in aquaculture

- The potential for antimicrobial peptides to improve fish health in aquaculture

- Advances in non-chemical methods for parasite prevention and control in fish.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jhp454/infectious

Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
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Sector: Diagnostics

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