Covers the competencies necessary to assure the highest quality of aquatic veterinary services
Fundamentals of Aquatic Veterinary Medicine provides systematic, highly practical guidance on the treatment of aquatic mammals, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates in veterinary practice.
Mapping to each of the nine core areas of the WAVMA Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqV) Program, this comprehensive clinical reference covers taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology of aquatic species, water quality and life support systems, diagnostics, treatment, and prevention of aquatic diseases, and more. Designed to help readers acquire and demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to be competent in aquatic veterinary medicine, this authoritative guide:
Focuses on “Day One” competencies outlined by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
Covers pathobiology and epidemiology of aquatic diseases, public health, zoonotic diseases, and seafood safety
Provides up-to-date information on relevant legislation, regulations, and policies
Fundamentals of Aquatic Veterinary Medicine is a must-have reference and review guide for veterinary students and practitioners interested in practicing aquatic veterinary medicine, as well as for aquatic veterinarians looking to become WAVMA certified or wanting to acquire OIE “Day One” competency.
Dr Laura Urdes is a Veterinarian and Assistant Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania.
Dr Chris Walster is a Qualified Veterinary Surgeon and Director of C & J Walster Limited, Stafford, UK.
Dr Julius Tepper is a Veterinarian at the Long Island Fish Hospital, Manorville, NY, USA.
Autor: Laura Urdes (Editor), Chris Walster (Editor), Julius Tepper (Editor)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Contributors
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Chapter 1 - Aquatic Environment and Life Support Systems
Sherry Kasper, Olanike K. Adeyemo, Trista Becker Welsh, David Scarfe, and Julius Tepper
Chapter 2 - Taxonomy, Anatomy and Physiology
Matt Longshaw, Wesley Baumgartner, Trista Becker Welsh, James E. Bogan, Jr., Erdem Danyer, Sherry Kasper, Nicole Marie Nemeth, Adolf Maas, and Acacia Alcivar-Warren
Chapter 3 - Husbandry and Industries
Trista Becker Welsh, Olanike K. Adeyemo, Erdem Danyer, and Nicholas Saint-Erne
Chapter 4 – Pathology and Epidemiology of Aquatic Diseases
Section 4.1. Pathology
Wesley Baumgartner, Farah Gonul Aydin, Kelly Bateman, Morag Clinton, Padraig Duignan, Mansour El-Matbouli, Maria Forzan, Leo Foyle, Soliman Hatem, Gregory Lewbart, Richmond Loh, Nicole Marie Nemeth, and Acacia Alcivar-Warren
Section 4.2 Epidemiology
Chapter 5 - Diagnostics and Treatment of Aquatic Animal Diseases
Richmond Loh, James E. Bogan, Jr., Mansour El-Matbouli, Soliman Hatem, Jack Kottwitz, Nicholas Saint-Erne, Mona Saleh, and Vasile Vulpe
Chapter 6 - Clinical Veterinary Experience and Client Communication
Richmond Loh, Laura Urdes, and Vasile Vulpe
Chapter 7 - Public Health, Zoonoses and Seafood Safety
Olanike K. Adeyemo and Leo Foyle
Chapter 8 - Legislation, Regulations and Policies
Myron Kebus and Chris Walster
Chapter 9 - Principles of Aquatic Animal Welfare
Laura Urdes and Chris Walster