Broodstock fish & health
The primary infections of fish are parasitic, fungal, bacterial and viral. These infections can affect all fish, not just the broodstock. Acute infections occuring specifically amongst the broodstock are generally due to bacteria and oomycetes. These diseases are manifested by obvious skin abnormalities.
Disease can largely be prevented by rearing fish in a good environment, with optimum nutrition and a minimum of stress, isolated from sources of infectious agents.
See alsoDefra (fisheries): fish farming & health
Fish health & welfare articles on the fishsite.com
Intervet Schering-Plough animal health: disease control in farmed fish
Writing: Miranda Maybank
Creation date: 28 August 2008
Update: 04 November 2008