By Gregory A. Lewbart

This is a brand new variation within the Self-Assessment color overview sequence that covers decorative fish. It contains 2 hundred color illustrated instances in random order, as they'd be provided in perform. It offers questions in response to each one case with solutions that totally discover the disease/disorder. This re-creation comprises 250 new situations. The publication may still attract applicants getting ready for examinations and to practitioners of their carrying on with education.

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No other fish were affected. 1 2 3 75a What is the common name of this condition? List possible underlying causes. What are possible treatment options? CASE 75 A leafy sea dragon (Phycodurus eques) is presented showing lethargy and anorexia for a few weeks. Two large black areas of eroded skin had appeared in the past few days (75a). 1 What diagnostic tests would you undertake to make a diagnosis? 2 What is the most likely diagnosis? 3 How do you treat this? 76 CASE 76 A single koi (Cyprinus carpio) presented suddenly with a green rubbery flap behind its head (76).

The right eye looked good and the animal was feeding and behaving normally. The left eye was unaffected on arrival at the quarantine facility 1 month ago. 1 What causes would be included on your differential diagnosis list? 2 What diagnostic tests would you perform to determine the cause of the problem? 3 What is the cause of this lesion? CASE 102 A bowmouth guitarfish (Rhina ancylostoma), also known as a ‘shark ray,’ had a sudden change to the appearance of one eye. There was no known trauma, or anything else in the history, that would explain this.

CASE 52 In Case 51, it was found that nitrite levels were markedly elevated. After quizzing the owner, you realize she had changed to a new filter and had inadvertently created ‘new tank syndrome’ in an established aquarium. 1 What management and treatment options will you prescribe for nitrite toxicosis? 2 How might the owner avoid this situation in future? CASE 53 Your facility is opening a jellyfish exhibit and a group of blubber jellies (Catostylus mosaicus) arrives in terrible shape. Physical examination reveals creatures within the bell of many individuals (53).

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