Aquaculture, Aquarium, and Fish Health

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Anthropomorphic Stressors

The ways in which humans interact with aquatic wildlife and habitats can have negative impacts on aquatic species. Research addressing anthropomorphic impacts can help scientists understand how humans can modify their behavior to better conserve these animals and ecosystems.

Health Surveillance

Health surveillance of aquatic species allows researchers to gather a plethora of information. Learning how to evaluate and assess the health of a population or individual can give scientists a better understanding of how to identify disease and other areas of concern.

Physiology

Physiology concerns how the anatomy and biology of an animal relates to how its body functions. When scientists and veterinarians better understand how animals normally live, function, and adapt within their aquatic environment, they are able to more easily identify disease and abnormalities.

Toxicology

Contaminants from human activities can have a major impact on aquatic environments. Researchers are currently working to identify how these harmful chemicals can affect aquatic species and ecosystems. This research is extremely valuable to the conservation of vulnerable species and habitats.

University of Florida

IFAS

As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.

IFAS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinarian staff is ready to assist.

Animal Airwaves

Syndicated Podcast

Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

Animal Airwaves