Holiday book sale: Save up to 30% on print and eBooks. No promo code needed.
Save up to 30% on print and eBooks.
Diseases of Bivalves
Historical and Current Perspectives
1st Edition - June 1, 2024
Editor: Roxanna Smolowitz
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 0 3 3 9 - 2
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 0 3 4 3 - 9
Diseases of Bivalves: Historical and Current Perspectives is a novel reference covering all known diseases of cultured and fished bivalve mollusks from around the world. Written… Read more
Save 50% on book bundles
Immediately download your ebook while waiting for your print delivery. No promo code is needed.
Diseases of Bivalves: Historical and Current Perspectives is a novel reference covering all known diseases of cultured and fished bivalve mollusks from around the world. Written by a renowned expert in the field of shellfish, the author presents a historical perspective of disease discovery, explaining when and where each disease first occurred and identified to current research findings. This reference describes the infectious agent that causes each disease and environmental conditions that promote infection symptoms and signs of the disease in the host, both as noted in individual animals and in the affected populations, and resultant morbidity and mortality of infected populations. The book offers past and current possible prevention and management methods to control disease in current and projected geographical locations. This is a complete resource for aquatic and veterinary pathologists, aquaculturists, government regulators, disease specialists and researchers, bivalve researchers, and students alike. Diseases include Metazoan Disease, Viral diseases, Fungal Disease, and more.
Presents microscopic visuals to illustrate the disease in bivalves
Includes graphs showing changes in disease prevalence and severity
Provides methods of diagnosis of infection by disease producing organisms
SECTION: 1 Introduction
SECTION: 2 Oysters
1. Agent information
3. History of discovery
4. Current research
SECTION: 3 Clams
5. Agent information
7. History of discovery
8. Current research
SECTION: 4 SUMMARY
No. of pages: 400
Published: June 1, 2024
Imprint: Academic Press
Paperback ISBN: 9780128203392
eBook ISBN: 9780128203439
Dr. Smolowitz graduated from Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. She finished a residency in pathology at
Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, MA, in 1984 and a Bang Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in 1987
where she studied hemocytic leukemia in soft shell clams. From 1987 to 1989, she was a guest researcher with Dr. John
Stegeman (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and studied pollutant effects resulting in P 450 enzyme induction in tissues of
fish (especially salmon exposed to the Valdez oil spill). In 1988, she was hired by the Laboratory for Aquatic Animal Medicine and
Pathology, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary School, located at the MBL. She worked for several years as an aquatic pathologist and conducted research projects on diseases of aquatic animals. In 1999, she was hired by the MBL as the Laboratory Animal Veterinarian and as an associate researcher. From 2008 to 2009, she was the Director of Animal Health at the New England Aquarium. In 2009, she became the director of a new Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.
Affiliations and expertise
Director of a new Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.