General approach

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Veterinary surgeons are often reluctant to investigate disease problems in fish. However, the basic principles are the same as for any species: the appropriate treatment and advice can only be given once a diagnosis is made, and this in turn requires a standard logical approach. This chapter explains the importance of the environment; stepwise approach; taking the history; non-medicinal first aid; and examination at the clinic.

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Figure 9.1 Case record – management factors.
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Figure 9.2 Case record – history of the current problem.

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