Fish Pathology: Laboratory Manual,
by Theodore R. Meyers
Not the original cover!
- Pages: 195
- Publisher: --
- Edition: Special Publication No. 12, 2nd Edition, 2000
- Language: English
There are many published sources for laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis of finfish diseases and less so with shellfish. This laboratory manual is not intended to be comprehensive in its treatment of this large subject area. Many of the finfish diseases found elsewhere in the United States and the world have not been found in the state of Alaska. Consequently, this manual addresses only those agents known to occur in Alaska (Whirling Disease has yet to be detected) while still providing a general scheme of approach to the disciplines of virology, bacteriology, histology, etc., to allow detection of potentially new or exotic agents as well. The procedures herein follow the AFS Fish Health Section Bluebook standards for the detection of fish pathogens, where appropriate, and in several instances referenced protocols by other investigators have also been included. However, the real purpose of this manual is to provide a working document of very detailed information for ADF&G pathology staff and clients regarding the daily routine in which we conduct finfish and shellfish diagnostics. As with most such manuals, this one will be continually updated as new and other procedures become necessary in our everyday use.