Fisheries biologists, hatchery managers, fish health biologists, and wildlife biologists interested in fish health techniques.
Summary and Objectives:
This course is a beginner-level, introductory program that familiarizes participants with the signs, causes, and methods for control and prevention of infectious and non-infectious fish diseases.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize and identify the external or gross signs of more common fish diseases and parasites.
- Stain slides for preliminary identification of common disease organisms.
- Isolate and culture some disease organisms; * Calculate dosages or treatment levels.
- Properly care for and package moribund or dead fish as specimens for shipment to diagnostic laboratories.
- Describe the causes and effects of fish diseases.
Aquatic Ecology - Basic, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Management Techniques - Basic, Animal Husbandry - Basic, Fishery Biology - Basic