Histology Atlas : Normal Structure of Salmonids

Foreword by the Authors

It takes thorough knowledge to breed fish successfully.
Every step in the process of managing a biological production must be mastered if success is to be achieved qualitatively and economically.

Serious outbreaks of diseases, unfortunately, has been a common problem for most fish farmers in aquaculture. The occurrence of diseases is mainly due to lack of adequate knowledge and control in different stages of biological production. Most of the diseases are results of the complex interaction between various etiological factors, and an assessment of a given disease often requires the use of many different diagnostic tools. One of these is histopathology.The study of the microscopic structure of various tissues of the body is called histology.The individual tissue has a characteristic structure which is related to the function of the organ and the organism as a whole. The knowledge of this normal structure is, therefore, necessary to appreciate the changes in the disease state at the microscopic level (histopathology).

This book intends to introduce the reader to tissue morphology of fish using salmonids as a model.Other species are mentioned briefly to highlight essential morphological differences between related species.

This atlas is not meant to be read as an ordinary textbook, but rather to be used at the microscope to compare the slides with the figures and text in the book. The text has been kept short so that the essential histological features can be quickly assimilated by the students. A glossary is included at the end of each chapter for benefit of the beginners. In some places, physiology is briefly mentioned for the better understanding of morphological and functional correlation.

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Key Chapters In The Book

CELLS AND SUPPORTIVE TISSUE

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

SKIN AND SCALES

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

HEMATOPOIETIC TISSUE

BLOOD AND LYMPH

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

THE KIDNEYS

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

GONADS

NERVOUS SYSTEM

SENSORY ORGANS

APPENDIX I – LABORATORY METHODS IN HISTOLOGY

APPENDIX II – STAINING METHODS

APPENDIX III – TECHNIQUE FOR MEASUING STRUCTURES IN HISTOLOGICAL SECTIONS

This book is a concise, updated and amply illustrated introduction to the histology of the salmonids. The book primarily aims at students of fish biology and veterinary medicine, but can be used by researchers in these fields to advantage. This book should be at hand in all institutions which deal with teaching fish biology / veterinary medicine students and running or advising the fish farming industry.

Dr. Eivind Carlsen

Clearly labeled images and easy to understand text. Excellent to use with students at all levels to give an understanding of organ structure and morphology in salmonids. The text is clear and in all respects to the point. The illustrations are well chosen, the quality is excellent, and the captions are given in 4 languages, expanding the resourcefulness of the book.

Robert Eliassen