Fish Diseases and Disorders, Volume 1: Protozoan and Metazoan Infections (2nd edition)
Edited by Patrick TK Woo, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

As in the first edition, the focus of this edition is on parasites that cause disease in fish, and my primary objective is still "... to produce a book with comprehensive and authoritative reviews by experts ...� (Woo, 1995. Preface, 1st edition).

Worldwide consumption of fish and fish products has continued to escalate in the last few decades as the population increases and the realization that fish is an excellent protein. The aquaculture industry is now the single fastest growing food production process in the world, and this is partly because fish is also less expensive to produce. Since the publication of the first edition of this trilogy on �fish diseases and disorders� a tremendous volume of research has been conducted on parasites, especially those that cause morbidity and mortality in fish. This is reflected in the current enlarged edition; however the aims, philosophy, focus, audience and format of this edition have remained unchanged.

Significant changes in coverage in this edition include the addition of three new chapters (Chapters 1, 19 and 20), and four of the original chapters have been completely re-written and by new authors (Chapters 5, 8, 9, and 12). The remaining chapters have been updated and revised, and many of them also have new co-authors. The fact that these changes are possible bode well for the study of fish diseases as it indicates a very dynamic and rapidly evolving discipline with considerable expertise. This is especially evident in the identification of new areas of research, in the development of expertise in our younger generation of scientists, and in the application of new technologies to better understand these pathogens and to devise strategies to minimize their impact on fish health.

On a more personal note, I am delighted to welcome our 16 new authors and co-authors, and I am confident their expertise, experience and insights into fish health will without a doubt make this a significantly better book. To our original authors, I am most grateful for their continued support and contributions. As with the first edition I am hopeful this edition will useful to colleagues, and that it will also serve to highlight the relevance and importance of our discipline to the aquaculture industry.

Table of Contents
(book cover)

Preface - Patrick T K Woo (ix-x)

1. Phylum Amoebozoa - Dina Zilberg and Barry L Munday (1-15)

2. Phylum Dinoflagellata - Ed J Noga and Michael G Levy (16-45)

3. Diplomonadida (Phylum Parabasalia) and Kinetoplastea (Phylum Euglenozoa)  - Patrick T K Woo (46-114)

4. Ichthyophthirius multifiliis and Cryptocaryon irritans (Phylum Ciliophora) - Harry W Dickerson (115-151) 

5. Trichodinidae and Other Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora) -  Linda Basson and Jo Van As (152-180)

6. Phylum Apicomplexa - Kalman Molnar (181-202)

7. Phylum Microspora - Iva Dykova (203-227)

8. Phylum Myxozoa - Stephen W Feist and Matt Longshaw (228-293)

9. Monogenea (Phylum Platyhelminthes) - Kurt Buchmann and Jose Bresciani (294-341)

10. Digenea (Phylum Platyhelminthes) - Ilan Paperna and Ron Dzikowski (342-387)

11. Cestoidea (Phylum Platyhelminthes) - Terry A Dick, Chandra Chambers and Ike Isinguzo (388-413)

12. Phylum Nematoda - Kalman Molnar, Kurt Buchmann and Csaba Szekely (414-440)

13. Phylum Acanthocephala - Brent B Nickol (441-462)

14. Phylum Arthropoda - Robert J G Lester and Craig Hayward (463-562)

15. Phylum Annelida: Hirudinea as Vectors and Disease Agents - Eugene M Burreson (563-588)  

16. Fish-borne Parasitic Zoonoses - Ronald C Ko (589-625)

17. Parasitic Diseases of Shellfish - Susan M Bower (626-674)

18. The Immune System of Fish - Willem B van Muiswinkel and Brenda Vervoorn-Van Der Wal (675-698)

19. Immunocompetent Cells and Their Mediators in Finfish - Bernadette F Ardelli and Patrick T K Woo (699-721)

20. Molecular Approaches and Techniques - Ted G Clark (722-749)

Glossary (750-770)

Readership: Parasitologists, Pathologists, Veterinarians, Zoologists and those concerned with fisheries and aquaculture
ISBN: 0 85199 0150
Publication Date: May, 2006
Publisher: CABI Publishing, Oxon, U.K.