AVC faculty member publishes book about aquaculture health management
Congratulations to Dr. Frederick Kibenge, chair of the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at AVC, on the publication of his second book, Aquaculture Health Management: Design and Operation Approaches. The book is co-edited by Dr. Mark Powell, CEO of Marineholmen RASLab AS and adjunct professor of fish pathology with the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Bergen, Norway.
At its conceptualization, this book was intended to provide a guide to those interested in the management of aquatic animal health in aquaculture. It was to give a guide to veterinarians, fish health biologists, aquaculturists, and researchers alike. The authors intended to reach as broad an audience as possible and provide a volume that will provide insight but also ignite discussion about how we might further improve our practices and tackle the ongoing challenges that lay before us to produce ethically farmed fish and shellfish.
This book represents the first comprehensive approach to understanding overall aquatic animal health management, examining chapters relating to the challenges of health management in aquaculture including biosecurity, the management of diseases (as opposed to health), the science of vaccinology and immunological principles, as well as examining the effects of the environment.
Published by Elsevier (Imprint: Academic Press), the book is available online, as well as Elsevier.com in print and electronic format. It is also available in html and pdf format on ScienceDirect.
Dr. Kibenge teaches veterinary virology in the second year of the DVM curriculum at AVC. He has been working with animal viruses for more than 30 years in addition to prior extensive post-doctoral research experience in virology in the United Kingdom and the USA. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (sub-specialty immunology), he has published extensively on the detection and virology of fish viruses.
Dr. Powell is an alumnus of UPEI, having obtained his MSc in 1991 at AVC in the then Department of Anatomy and Physiology (now the Department of Biomedical Sciences).