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Selected parasitosis in cultured and wild fish
- Guo, F.C., Woo, P.T.K.
- Veterinary parasitology 2009 v.163 no.3 pp. 207-216
- fish farms, freshwater fish, marine fish, farmed fish, fish diseases, disease transmission, disease outbreaks, Cryptobia, animal pathogens, protozoal infections, Microsporidia, animal pathogenic fungi, mycoses, Gyrodactylus salaris, helminths, trematode infections, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, Caligus, ectoparasites, disease prevention, disease control
- While intensive aquaculture has and will continue to supply the ever growing population with highly nutritious protein, it also comes with problems which include more frequent outbreaks of diseases in fish farms and transmission of diseases between farmed and wild fish. We have selected four Phyla of economically important fish parasites for our present discussion--a haemoflagellate (Cryptobia salmositica), a microsporidian, (Loma salmonae), a monogenean (Gyrodactylus salaries) and two copepods (Lepeophtheirus salmonis, Caligus rogercresseyi). This review consists of two parts with a brief description of each parasite and its biology related to transmission, followed by discussions on epizootic outbreaks in both wild and farmed fish, interactions between wild and farmed fish, and disease prevention and control.