The new 2014 edition of the American Fisheries Society, Fish Health Section Blue Book is now available online and in open access format. This was a major step to ensure that this useful reference on aquatic animal disease detection, diagnostics and inspection methods is available for everyone to use. The new edition can be accessed by the following link:
The 2014 edition has three new chapters in the Diagnostics section including:
-Electron Microscopy for Diagnostic Virology
Also updates have been made to the chapters on Viral Erythrocytic Necrosis Virus, Motile Aeromonas Septicemia and the Bacterial Flow Chart. In the Inspection Section, the Myxobolus cerebralis chapter was amended to add a final extension cycle step to the PCR protocol listed on page 12.
Thank you to Maureen Purcell for her effort to make this new edition available online!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Nicholas B. D. Phelps, MS, PhD
Fisheries Research and Extension
AFS-FHS Fish Health Inspector
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
1333 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108