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Fish diseases and disorders, Volume 2.

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The second edition of this book contains 13 chapters on the clinical signs, pathogenesis, physiopathology and diagnosis of non-infectious diseases of farmed and wild fish, including endocrine, reproductive, developmental, nutritional, metabolic, immunological, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases; neoplasms and toxicity. A chapter on the welfare of farmed fish is also included. This book will b...


Chapter 11 (Page no: 323)

Hydromineral balance, its regulation and imbalances.

This chapter discusses the maintenance of hydromineral balance, involving osmoregulation, water balance, ion balance, salt uptake and adaptation to sea water in fishes. Diseases that injure the barrier functions of the gills, skin and intestinal endothelium may result in osmoregulatory difficulties and subsequently death due to a combination of osmoregulatory and respiratory failure.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: diagnostic assessment of non-infectious disorders. Author(s): Leatherland, J. F.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Neoplasms and related disorders. Author(s): Grizzle, J. M. Goodwin, A. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 85) Endocrine and reproductive systems, including their interaction with the immune system. Author(s): Leatherland, J. F.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 144) Chemically induced alterations to gonadal differentiation in fish. Author(s): Metcalfe, C. D. Kidd, K. A. Sumpter, J. P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 166) Disorders of development in fish. Author(s): Brown, C. L. Power, D. M. Núñez, J. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 182) Stress response and the role of cortisol. Author(s): Vijayan, M. M. Aluru, N. Leatherland, J. F.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 202) Disorders of nutrition and metabolism. Author(s): Lall, S. P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 238) Food intake regulation and disorders. Author(s): Bernier, N. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 267) Immunological disorders associated with polychlorinated biphenyls and related halogenated aromatic hydrocarbon compounds. Author(s): Noguchi, G. E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 287) Disorders of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Author(s): Farrell, A. P. Ackerman, P. A. Iwama, G. K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 342) Disorders associated with exposure to excess dissolved gases. Author(s): Speare, D. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 357) Welfare and farmed fish. Author(s): Southgate, P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Biology, St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5, Canada.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2010
  • ISBN
  • 9781845935535
  • Record Number
  • 20103120577