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A review of advances in the study of diseases of fish: 1954-1964

Progressive Fish-Culturist

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DOI: 10.1577/1548-8640(1965)27[3:AROAIT]2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

STUDY OF DISEASE IN ANIMALS, INCLUDING MAN, has progressed rapidly in the past decade. Looking back, we find amazing success in the study of man's diseases and possibly only a little less success in studies of diseases of domesticated homeothermic animals.

We who are interested in the poikilothermic animals may feel at times that we have not advanced so rapidly in our field. The reason for this may be closely associated with economics. The market for drugs and therapeutic agents is greater for domestic livestock than for cultured fishes. A larger income is derived from rearing domestic livestock. Therefore, more public funds are available for study of diseases of man and domestic livestock, while such funds are limited for the study of diseases of fish. The Federal and State fish-cultural systems, as well as colleges and universities, have been most active in research on fish disease and probably will continue to be so.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A review of advances in the study of diseases of fish: 1954-1964
Series title:
Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI:
10.1577/1548-8640(1965)27[3:AROAIT]2.0.CO;2
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1965
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bureau of Fisheries, U.S. Deptartment of Commerce
Contributing office(s):
Leetown Science Center, Western Fisheries Research Center
Description:
10 p.
First page:
3
Last page:
12