Systemic pathology of fish. A text and atlas of comparative tissue responses in diseases of teleosts.
This book, which compares the responses of fish tissues with those of mammals, has been written to illustrate some of the mechanisms of disease and pathophysiology rather than to list all the causative agents of fish diseases. The text assumes that the reader has a working knowledge of general pathology, and the chapters are concerned with diseases of separate organs. There is a general introduction describing PM techniques, blood sampling, euthanasia and general pathology. Topics covered in the other 12 chapters are: gills and pseudobranchs; skin; kidney; spleen, blood and lymph, thymus and reticuloendothetial system; cardiovascular system; gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and swimbladder; liver; nervous system; musculoskeletal system; the eye; endocrine and reproductive systems; neoplasms. The last 3 chapters were written with co-authors, B. Wilcock, T. Dukes, J. Leatherland and M. Hayes. The book is well illustrated with excellent photographs of histological slides and electron micrographs. There is a bibliography and a general index.