Special Issue "Bacteria-Related Diseases in Fish Species"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Aquatic Animals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Daniela Florio
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Guest Editor
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Ozzano Emilia, Italy
Interests: fish pathology; veterinary public health; bacterial-related diseases in animals; zoonotic diseases
Dr. Amedeo Manfrin
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Guest Editor
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: aquatic animal health and welfare; fish, mollusk, and crustacean zoonotic pathogens

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bacterial diseases can represent an important constraint to the aquaculture industry, causing mortality and production losses and a problem for the conservation of fish species into the wild. Therefore, an advanced knowledge of etiology, host–pathogen relationships, infection dynamics in different aquatic environments, and diagnosis of fish bacterial diseases is necessary in order to assess the risk factors influencing their introduction and spreading and define appropriate biosecurity measures which are useful to prevent and control them.

The purpose of this Special issue is to provide the opportunity to publish original research or review articles in the field of bacterial diseases of fish cultured for food, ornamental, research purposes, and of wild fish to update and better understand the epidemiology of emerging and re-emerging fish bacterial diseases and assess their actual economic, environmental, conservation, and public health impact, including the emerging antimicrobial resistance issues. Furthermore, contributions are welcome on the development and validation of new diagnostic tools, and of alternative therapeutic and immunoprophylactic strategies.

Dr. Daniela Florio
Dr. Amedeo Manfrin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • bacterial diseases
  • farmed fish
  • ornamental fish
  • diagnosis
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • antimicrobial treatments
  • zoonosis
  • conservation
  • model organism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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