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As aquaculture continues to expand there is a need for greater knowledge of medicinal treatments both for the prevention and treatment of disease and for the economic husbandry of fish. This book, the first of its kind, is written for a worldwide readership. It is a reference manual for anyone involved in the selection of medicines for administration to fish. It will also be useful to administrators concerned with the legal control of aquaculture. The first part covers issues which affect all medicine's methods of administering drugs to fish, the various aspects of safety and the relevant legislation in countries with important aquacultural industries. Subsequent parts review the range of available medicinal substances and present current knowledge of the pharmacology and methods of use for each. Particular attention is given to safety issues - for the fish, for the person administering the medicine, for the consumer of medicated fish and for the environment.
Acknowledgements. Preface. Part One: General Considerations. 1. Methods of Drug Administration. 2. Safety of Fish Medicines. 3. The Law. Part Two: Antibacterial Drugs. 4. Comparative Aspects. 5. Tetracyclines. 6. Penicillins. 7. Macrolides. 8. Sulfonamides. 9. Potentiated sulfonamides. 10. Quinolones and Fluoroquinolones. 11. Other Systemic Antibacterial Agents. Part Three: Other Chemotherapeutic Agents. 12. Systemic Anti-protozoal Agents. 13. Externally applied antimicrobial agents. 14. Ectoparasiticides. 15. Anthelmintics. Part Four: Pharmacodynamic Agents. 16. Anaesthetics. 17. Breeding induction agents. 18. Sex control. 19. Immuno-stimulants. 20. Vaccines. 21. Osmoregulators. 22. Disinfectants. Appendices. Index.