... the concise and accurate description of diagnostic techniques contained in this Manual is indispensable for anyone involved in the control of aquatic animal diseases. Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift
The purpose of the Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (the Aquatic Manual) is to provide a standardised approach to the diagnosis of the diseases listed in the Aquatic Code, to facilitate health certification for trade in aquatic animals and aquatic animal products.
Although there are many publications on the diagnosis and control of aquatic animal diseases, the Aquatic Manual is a key reference document describing the methods relevant to the OIE-listed diseases and other important diseases for use by aquatic animal health laboratories around the world. Adoption of the specified methods will help to increase efficiency of laboratories and to promote improvements in aquatic animal health world-wide.
The OIE Aquatic Animals Commission is responsible for compiling the Aquatic Manual and all chapters are circulated to OIE Members for comment. The Aquatic Manual is continually revised and updated as new information becomes available. The OIE intends to publish a new edition approximately every four years; periodic updates will be provided via the OIE Web site.
The Aquatic Manual is available in English and Spanish only.
The Aquatic Manual is available online and free of charge.
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