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Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Debbie Pouder, M.Aq.

Diagnostic Lab Manager/Coordinator, Research Programs & Services

Debbie Pouder began working for the University of Florida in 1996, first based at the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences' Sam Mitchell Aquaculture Demonstration Farm in the Florida panhandle.  She was involved in all aspects of the foodfish and baitfish extension and research programs.  Debbie transferred to the UF Tropical Aquaculture Lab (TAL) in 2002 where she manages the Fish Disease Diagnostic Lab and works on a variety of research and extension programs, especially in the area of aquatic animal health.  She also coordinates TAL's veterinary externship program.

Debbie Pouder with rainbow trout

CONTACT

UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
1408 24th Street SE
Ruskin, FL  33570
dbpouder@ufl.edu 
813-671-5230 x106

  • Education

    M.Aq., Aquaculture, 1996, Auburn University

    B.S., Marine Biology, 1993, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

  • Research Publications

    Griffin, M.J., S.R. Reichley, T.E. Greenway, S.M. Quiniou, C. Ware, D.X. Gao, P.S. Gaunt, R.P.E Yanong, D.B. Pouder, J.P. Hawke, and E. Soto. 2016. Comparison of Edwardsiella ictaluriisolates from different hosts and geographic origins. Journal of Fish Diseases 39(8):947-969.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12431

    Francis-Floyd, R., R. Yanong, J. Landsberg, S. Baker, Y. Kiryu, T. Waltzek, D. Pouder, M. Flint, N. Stacey, R. Smolowitz, G. Beck, and W. Sharp. 2015. Development of diagnostic protocols for health assessment of long-spined sea urchins, Diadema antillarum, in Florida. Journal of Shellfish Research 34(2):630-631.
    https://www.vin.com/apputil/content/defaultadv1.aspx?pId=14818&id=7312408

    Soto, E., A.E. Primus, D.B. Pouder, R. H. George, T.J. Gerlach, S.E. Cassle, T. Johnson, S. Boyd, T. Handsel, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2014. Identification of Francisella noatunensis in novel host species French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum) and Caesar grunt (Haemulon carbonarium). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3): 727-731.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25314854

    Steckler, N.K., R.P.E. Yanong, D.B. Pouder, A. Nyaoke, D.A. Sutton, J.R. Lindner, B.L. Wickes, S. Frasca, Jr., J.C. Wolf, and T.B. Waltzek. 2014. New disease records for hatchery-reared sturgeon. II. Phaeohyphomycosis due to Veronaea botryose. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 111:229-238.

    Soto, E., O. Illanes, D. Hilchie, J.A. Morales, P. Sunyakumthorn, J.P. Hawke, A.E. Goodwin, A. Riggs, R.P. Yanong, D.B. Pouder, R. Francis-Floyd, M. Arauz, L. Bogdanovic, F. Castillo-Alcala. 2012. Molecular and immunohistochemical diagnosis of Francisella noatunensis subsp. Orientalis from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 24(5):840-845.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1040638712452108

    Yanong, R. P. E., D. B. Pouder, J. O. Falkinham III.  2010.  Association of mycobacteria in recirculating aquaculture systems and mycobacterial disease in fish.  Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 22:219-223.
    https://doi.org/10.1577/H10-009.1

    Hill, J. E., K. H. Kilgore, D. B. Pouder, J. F. F. Powell, C. A. Watson, and R. P. E. Yanong.  2009.  Survey of Ovaprim™ use as a spawning aid in fishes in the United States as administered through the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (2001 - 2007).  North American Journal of Aquaculture 71:206-209.
    https://doi.org/10.1577/A08-020.1

    Lazur, A. M., D. B. Pouder, and J. E. Hill.  2008.  Preliminary evaluation of Gulf sturgeon production and sustainability of a zero-discharge pond water recirculating tank system.  North American Journal of Aquaculture 70:281-285.
    https://doi.org/10.1577/A06-052.1

    Mauel, M. J., D. L. Miller, E. Styer, D. B. Pouder, R. P. E. Yanong, A. E. Goodwin, T. E. Schwedler. 2005. Occurrence of Piscirickettsiosis-like syndrome in tilapia in the continental United States.  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 17(6):601-604.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/104063870501700616

  • Extension Publications

    Francis-Floyd, R., J. Landsberg, R. Yanong, Y. Kiryu, S. Baker, D. Pouder, W. Sharp, G. Delgado, N. Stacy, T. Waltzek, H. Walden, R. Smolowitz and G. Beck. 2020. Diagnostic Methods for the Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Long-Spined Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum. UF/IFAS EDIS Publication VM244. 
    https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/VM/VM24400.pdf

    Hartman, K.H., R.P.E. Yanong, D.B. Pouder, B.D. Petty, R. Francis-Floyd, A.C. Riggs, and T.B. Waltzek. 2013. Koi Herpesvirus Disease (KHVD). University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication VM149.
    https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/VM/VM11300.pdf

    Francis-Floyd, R., C. Watson, D. Petty, and D.B. Pouder. 2009. Ammonia in Aquatic Systems. University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA16.
    https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA03100.pdf

    Lazur, A.M., D.B. Pouder, M.L. Brinkley, E. Shook, Y. Goode, and H. Kent.  2006.  Gold Rush:  Exploring an Alternative 4-H Livestock Experience.  Journal of Extension 44(3):3IAW3.

    Crosby, T.C., J.E. Hill, C.V. Martinez, C.A. Watson, D.B. Pouder, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Harvesting Ornamental Fish from Ponds.  University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA117.
    https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA11700.pdf

    Crosby, T.C., J.E. Hill, C.V. Martinez, C.A. Watson, D.B. Pouder, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Grading Ornamental Fish.  University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA118.
    https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA11800.pdf

    Crosby, T.C., J.E. Hill, C.V. Martinez, C.A. Watson, D.B. Pouder, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005. On-Farm Transport of Ornamental Fish.  University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA119.
    https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA11900.pdf

    Crosby, T.C., J.E. Hill, C.V. Martinez, C.A. Watson, D.B. Pouder, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Preparation of Ornamental Fish for Shipping.  University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA120.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA12000.pdf

    Pouder, D.B., E.W. Curtis, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Common Freshwater Fish Parasites Pictorial Guide:  Sessile Ciliates. University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA107.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA10700.pdf

    Pouder, D.B., E.W. Curtis, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Common Freshwater Fish Parasites Pictorial Guide:  Motile Ciliates. University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA108.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA10800.pdf

    Pouder, D.B., E.W. Curtis, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Common Freshwater Fish Parasites Pictorial Guide:  Flagellates. University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA109.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA10900.pdf

    Pouder, D.B., E.W. Curtis, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Common Freshwater Fish Parasites Pictorial Guide:  Dinoflagellates, Coccidia, Microsporidians, & Myxozoans. University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA110.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA11000.pdf

    Pouder, D.B., E.W. Curtis, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Common Freshwater Fish Parasites Pictorial Guide:  Monogeneans. University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA111.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA11100.pdf

    Pouder, D.B., E.W. Curtis, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Common Freshwater Fish Parasites Pictorial Guide:  Digenean Trematodes. University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA112.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA11200.pdf

    Pouder, D.B., E.W. Curtis, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Common Freshwater Fish Parasites Pictorial Guide:  Nematodes. University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA113.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA11300.pdf

    Pouder, D.B., E.W. Curtis, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Common Freshwater Fish Parasites Pictorial Guide:  Acanthocephalans, Cestodes, Leeches, & Pentastomes. University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA114.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA11400.pdf

    Pouder, D.B., E.W. Curtis, and R.P.E. Yanong.  2005.  Common Freshwater Fish Parasites Pictorial Guide:  Crustaceans. University of Florida/IFAS Extension Publication FA115.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FA/FA11500.pdf

    Watson, C.A., J.E. Hill, and D.B. Pouder. 2004. Species Profile: Koi and Goldfish. USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication #7201.
    https://srac.tamu.edu/serveFactSheet/178

    Britt, D.C., A.M. Lazur, and P. Zajicek. 1998. Market Assessment for Florida Sturgeon. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture, Tallahassee.

    Lazur, A.M. and D.C. Britt. 1998. Recirculating Pond Production Systems. USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication #455.
    https://srac.tamu.edu/serveFactSheet/106