Aquaculture: An Introductory Text, Second Edition
Robert Stickney

VSPN Review by Oreta M. Samples, DHSc, MPH, VT Star
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This is a book written for anyone who is interested in starting an aquaculture unit either for recreation or for a farming situation. The book begins with a very comprehensive section which addresses general aquaculture topics on such concerns as cultural objectives, animal welfare and regulations in regards to fish farming to name a few. Once the reader is somewhat oriented as to basic overview, the next section introduces the reader to the mechanics of getting started with such considerations as site selection, species selection and the business concerns that one must consider when beginning an aquaculture venture.

The next seven chapters discuss in great detail the various considerations of freshwater aquaculture including water quality, diseases of aquaculture species, fish reproduction and early rearing of fry, prepared foods, and aquatic nutrition as well as additional topics such as harvesting, anesthesia and sedation, tagging and the potential for financial growth as a result of aquaculture ventures.

There are many pictures (all black-and-white) as well as illustrative charts depicting such information as water quality parameters and informational boxes with learning points for the readers consideration. Although this book is one that would be of great benefit to everyone from the beginner to the hobbyist-enthusiast, it is not a book that veterinarians, veterinary technicians, or students would utilize within clinical veterinary practice. It is a great book for citation in the writing of a paper or for anyone studying aquaculture and as such should not be completely discarded. For this reason, the reviewer feels this book garners a three out five star rating.

Publisher: CABI Publishing (2009).

ISBN-13: 978-1-84593-543-6.

 


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
 
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Aquaculture Engineering, 2nd Edition
 
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Fish Disease 1 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Fish Disease 2 (VSPN Review)
 
Fish Disease 3 (VSPN Review)
 
Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd Edition
 
Fundament. Ornament. Fish (VSPN Review)
 
Nutritional Management of Hospitalized Small Animals
 
Tilapia Culture
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: May 12, 2010

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