Non Infectious Diseases of Wildlife

This book provides an introduction to disease problems - other than those of an infectious or parasitic nature - that afflict free-ranging and captive wildlife.

Author: Anne Fairbrother

Publisher: Manson Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025941373

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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This book provides an introduction to disease problems - other than those of an infectious or parasitic nature - that afflict free-ranging and captive wildlife. Noninfectious diseases include the effects of toxic substances, physiological conditions and trauma on wildlife. It covers a wide range of dangers to wildlife including lead poisoning and the effects of environmental oestrogenic compounds, oil pollution, mercury poisoning, mycotoxins, geophagy, organochlorine pesticides, selenium, and cyanide. This is of value to all who have an interest in the health and disease status of wildlife populations: Veterinarians in training, practice and research. Wildlife Managers, Wildlife Biologists, Zoo and Public Health Specialists, Environmental Conservationists.
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Foundations of Wildlife Diseases

Supporting students, faculty, and researchers in areas related to wildlife management, biology, and veterinary sciences, this volume fills an important gap in wildlife disease resources, focusing on mammalian and avian wildlife while also ...

Author: Richard G. Botzler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520276093

Category: Nature

Page: 464

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Foundations of Wildlife Diseases is a comprehensive overview of the basic principles that govern the study of wildlife diseases. The authors integrate theoretical foundations with a thorough examination of the factors that can affect the health and fitness of animals. They include specific information on a wide array of infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, arthropods, fungi, protista, and helminths, as well as immunity to these agents. Also provided is a foundation for the study of noninfectious diseases, cancers, and prion diseases that affect wildlife. Supporting students, faculty, and researchers in areas related to wildlife management, biology, and veterinary sciences, this volume fills an important gap in wildlife disease resources, focusing on mammalian and avian wildlife while also considering reptiles and amphibians. Foundations of Wildlife Diseases provides students with a structure for thinking about and understanding infective agents and their interactions with wildlife. Each chapter includes an outline, select definitions and concepts, an overview and summary, and literature cited. Ê
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Noninfectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles

This book accompanies Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles, Second Edition to cover noninfectious diseases of reptiles, meeting the need for a similar, authoritative single-source reference.

Author: Michael M. Garner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429532320

Category: Nature

Page: 518

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This book accompanies Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles, Second Edition to cover noninfectious diseases of reptiles, meeting the need for a similar, authoritative single-source reference. The volume features color photos of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic imagery of diseases. Subjects range from neoplasia, nutrition, and metabolic disease, and deposition disorders to developmental anomalies, trauma, and physical diseases, and the unique contribution of paleopathology and diseases of bone. Each chapter is supported by numerous figures, many of which are unique and cannot be found in the published literature. Readers will note that some of the chapters are based on organ system, a trend that will continue into the next edition to encompass all of the basic organ systems. This book holds the most information ever accrued into one publication on noninfectious diseases and pathology of this class of animals, providing information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis. With up-to-the-minute data, a never-before-seen collection of images, and a stellar panel of contributors, Noninfectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles is the definitive resource for veterinarians, biologists, and researchers involved in the study of reptile diseases.
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The Wildlife Techniques Manual

1981 Wide range Field manual Field manual of wildlife diseases in the
southeastern Davidson 2006 Southeastern United ... Disease in wild animals:
investigation and managementi Noninfectious diseases of wildlife Disease
emergence and ...

Author: Nova J. Silvy

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421406978

Category: Science

Page: 1136

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Since its original publication in 1960, The Wildlife Techniques Manual has remained the cornerstone text for the professional wildlife biologist. Now fully revised and updated, this seventh edition promises to be the most comprehensive resource on wildlife biology, conservation, and management for years to come. Superbly edited by Nova J. Silvy, the thirty-seven authoritative chapters included in this work provide a full synthesis of methods used in the field and laboratory. Chapter authors, all leading wildlife professionals, explain and critique traditional and new methodologies and offer thorough discussions of a wide range of relevant topics, including: • experimental design • wildlife health and disease • capture techniques • population estimation • telemetry • vegetation analysis • conservation genetics • wildlife damage management • urban wildlife management • habitat conservation planning A standard text in a variety of courses, the Techniques Manual, as it is commonly called, covers every aspect of modern wildlife management and provides practical information for applying the hundreds of methods described in its pages. To effectively incorporate the explosion of new information in the wildlife profession, this latest edition is logically organized into a two-volume set: Volume 1 is devoted to research techniques and Volume 2 focuses on management methodologies. The Wildlife Techniques Manual is a resource that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without. Published in association with The Wildlife Society
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Essentials of Disease in Wild Animals

This is because of the recognition of the involvement of wild animals in diseases of humans and domestic animals, the impact of disease on wildlife management and conservation biology, recognition of new forms of environmental contamination ...

Author: Gary A. Wobeser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118708873

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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The interrelationship between wild animal, domestic animals andhuman health is appreciated now more than ever before. This isbecause of the recognition of the involvement of wild animals indiseases of humans and domestic animals, the impact of disease onwildlife management and conservation biology, recognition of newforms of environmental contamination, and academic interest indisease as an ecological factor. This is the first introductory level book about disease in wildanimals that deals with basic subjects such as the nature ofdisease, what causes disease, how disease is described andmeasured, how diseases spread and persist and the effects ofdisease on individual animals and populations. In contrast toauthors of many other veterinary books, Gary A. Wobeser takes amore general approach to health in wild animals, recognizing thatdisease is one ecological factor among many and that disease cannever be considered satisfactorily in isolation. Rather than focuson individual causative agents and their effect on the individualanimal, the emphasis is on why disease occurred, and on the complexinteractions that occur among disease agents, the environment andhost populations. Written by a leading researcher in wildlife diseases, this bookwill fill a knowledge gap for those called to work with disease inwild animals who lack experience or training in the generalfeatures of disease as they relate to wild animals. Veterinarians,ecologists, wildlife biologists, population biologists and publichealth workers will find this book invaluable.
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Disease Emergence and Resurgence

Table 7.7 Examples of books primarily focused on disease in free - ranging
wildlife . ... Birds31 Pa Diseases of the Reptilia 105 1981 1981 Diseases and
Parasites of White - tailed Deer 106 wild Ve 1982 Noninfectious Diseases of
Wildlife ?

Author: Milton Friend

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02370266A

Category: Animals as carriers of disease

Page: 388

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Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie Chickens

Wobeser (2005) offers a useful textbook addressing the essential components of
wildlife disease processes, investigations, ... Third, I discuss what is known (and
unknown) regarding selected noninfectious diseases of Lesser PrairieChickens.

Author: David A. Haukos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482240238

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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Shortlisted for the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the edited book category Lesser Prairie-Chickens have experienced substantial declines in terms of population and the extent of area that they occupy. While they are an elusive species, making it difficult at times to monitor them, current evidence indicates that they have been persistently decreasing in number since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s dramatically affected their core range. In May of 2014, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service listed Lesser Prairie-Chickens as a threatened species, granting them federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, which included a special rule recognizing significant conservation planning efforts made by state and federal wildlife agencies within the geographical range of the species. Although the listing was vacated by judicial ruling in September 2015, concern for persistence of the species persists. These actions illustrate the uncertain legal status and future conservation challenges for Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens provides a compendium of data, analytical results, and synthesis generated among expert wildlife biologists, conservation biologists, and ornithologists. It thoroughly reviews the life history, genetics, and ecology of the species, and is ultimately directed toward developing and establishing appropriate conservation management strategies. It presents a detailed analysis of the issues and risks relative to conservation as well as an overview of potential conservation tools. It also addresses the challenges that natural resource managers continue to face in their current conservation efforts. While dealing with immediate and short-term issues in Lesser Prairie-Chicken conservation, this book is also a useful starting point for guiding future research, management, and conservation of the species. Published in collaboration with and on behalf of The American Ornithological Society, this volume in the highly-regarded Studies in Avian Biology series provides a definitive reference for researchers, managers, and policy makers as well as those with interests in environmental science, avian biology, game bird management, or Great Plains ecology.
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Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia

In: Noninfectious Diseases of Wildlife (GL Hoff, JW Davis, eds.), pp. 84–94. Ames:
Iowa State University Press. Clark J, Clark N. 2002. Cramp in captured waders:
suggestions for new operating procedures in hot conditions and a possible field ...

Author: Gary West

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118792865

Category: Medical

Page: 968

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Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia, SecondEdition is a fully updated and revised version of the firstcomprehensive reference on anesthetic techniques in captive andfree-ranging wildlife. Now including expanded coverage ofavian and aquatic species, this exhaustive resource presentsinformation on the full range of zoo and wildlife species. Coveringtopics ranging from monitoring and field anesthesia to CPR andeuthanasia, the heart of the book is devoted to 53 species-specificchapters providing a wealth of information on little-known andcommon zoo and wildlife animals alike. In addition to new species chapters, the new edition brings a newfocus on pain management, including chronic pain, and moreinformation on species-specific physiology. Chapters on airwaymanagement, monitoring, emergency therapeutics, and fieldprocedures are all significantly expanded as well. This update toZoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia is aninvaluable addition to the library of all zoo and wildlifeveterinarians.
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Disease in Wild Animals

“We believe that providing a set of rigid rules for inventorying and monitoring
wildlife habitat would be presumptuous ... 1958) but the principles and
techniques are applicable to both infectious and non-infectious diseases of wild
animals.

Author: Gary A. Wobeser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540489788

Category: Science

Page: 393

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Gary Wobeser's successful book from 1994 has been completely updated and enlarged in a new second edition. An in-depth overview of the available techniques for the investigation and management of disease in free-ranging animals is provided. The subjects are illustrated with examples drawn from around the world, with emphasis on the special requirements involved in working with wild animals. The book draws on the author’s training as a wildlife biologist.
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Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles

This two-volume set represents a second edition of the original Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles alongside a new book that covers noninfectious diseases of reptiles.

Author: Elliott Jacobson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498774172

Category:

Page: 1456

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This two-volume set represents a second edition of the original Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles alongside a new book that covers noninfectious diseases of reptiles. Together, these meet the need for an entirely comprehensive, authoritative single-source reference. The volumes feature color photos of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic images of infectious and noninfectious diseases of reptiles. The most detailed and highly-illustrated reference on the market, this two-volume set includes definitive information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious and noninfectious diseases affecting reptiles.
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Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals

Presents a single resource for performing necropsies on a variety of taxa, including terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates Describes notable, unique gross and microscopic anatomical variations among species/taxa to assist in ...

Author: Karen A. Terio

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128092194

Category: Science

Page: 1136

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Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals is a comprehensive resource that covers the pathology of wildlife and zoo species, including a wide scope of animals, disease types and geographic regions. It is the definitive book for students, biologists, scientists, physicians, veterinary clinicians and pathologists working with non-domestic species in a variety of settings. General chapters include information on performing necropsies, proper techniques to meet the specialized needs of forensic cases, laboratory diagnostics, and an introduction into basic principles of comparative clinical pathology. The taxon-based chapters provide information about disease in related groups of animals and include descriptions of gross and histologic lesions, pathogenesis and diagnostics. For each group of animals, notable, unique gross and microscopic anatomical features are provided to further assist the reader in deciding whether differences from the domestic animal paradigm are "normal." Additional online content, which includes text, images, and whole scanned glass slides of selected conditions, expands the published material resulting in a comprehensive approach to the topic. Presents a single resource for performing necropsies on a variety of taxa, including terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates Describes notable, unique gross and microscopic anatomical variations among species/taxa to assist in understanding normal features, in particular those that can be mistaken as being abnormal Provides consistent organization of chapters with descriptions of unique anatomic features, common non-infectious and infectious diseases following brief overviews of the taxonomic group Contains full-color, high quality illustrations of diseases Links to a large online library of scanned slides related to topics in the book that illustrate important histologic findings
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Exotic Animal Formulary eBook

Noninfectious Diseases of Wildlife. 2nd ed. Ames: Iowa State University Press;
1996. 9. Fowler ME, Cubas ZS, eds. Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of South
American Wild Animals. Ames: Iowa State University Press; 2001. 10. Fowler ME
 ...

Author: James W. Carpenter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781437722635

Category: Medical

Page: 744

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A quick, concise reference to the drugs and dosages used to treat exotic animals, Exotic Animal Formulary, 4th Edition addresses the most common questions and medical situations you encounter in clinical practice. Species covered include birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, primates, wildlife, and all kinds of small mammals and "pocket pets." This edition is updated with a new chapter on invertebrates, information on the latest drugs, and a colorful new design. Written by clinical and research veterinarian James Carpenter, this book is the only drug formulary on the market created solely for the treatment of exotic animals. Nearly 200 drug tables provide clear, current recommendations on drugs, indications, and dosages used in treating exotic animals, including biological tables with details on therapies and diets, normal blood parameters of common species, venipuncture sites, differential diagnosis, and medical protocols for common conditions. All drug information is reviewed for accuracy, ensuring that this reference remains authoritative and current. Easy-to-use organization divides drug monographs into quick-reference chapters including: Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, Rodents, Rabbits, Ferrets, Miniature Pigs, Primates, and Wildlife. Additional drug topics include antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents. More than 20 expert authors contribute to this edition. References in each chapter provide resources for further research and study. Convenient appendices provide a single source for information such as classes of drugs used to treat specific exotic animal conditions; efficacy of selected agents used to treat exotic animals; location of select laboratories to perform procedures; normal lab values; conversions; and equivalents. New Invertebrates chapter has been added. New two-color design makes information easier to access at a glance, with drug and biological tables shaded differently for fast lookup. Updated information includes coverage of the latest drugs introduced into the market. Electronic access is available via Pageburst, making it easy to search topics and drugs. Sold separately.
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Use of Lead Shot for Hunting Migratory Birds in the United States

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service. Stendell , R . C . , R . I . Smith , K . P . Burnham and R ... Lead poisoning
of waterfowl . pp . 24 - 30 in Noninfectious Diseases of Wildlife . G . L . Hoff and J .
W ...

Author: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01151529X

Category: Birds

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Reindeer and Caribou

This book is a comprehensive presentation of health and diseases in reindeer and caribou, or just Rangifer, a key Circumarctic species with broad social and ecological value.

Author: Morten Tryland

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429952432

Category: Medical

Page: 534

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This book is a comprehensive presentation of health and diseases in reindeer and caribou, or just Rangifer, a key Circumarctic species with broad social and ecological value. It is an essential reference for anyone interested in the biology and health of wild or semi-domesticated reindeer and caribou, and is more broadly relevant for those with interests in other species of free-ranging and captive cervids. Beginning with a general introduction to Rangifer as a species, it then focuses on Rangifer "health" as a concept and describes the determinants of health at an individual and population level. Chapters cover a range of topics from nutrition and feeding to stress, non-infectious and infectious diseases, meat hygiene, capture and restraint, diagnosis and treatment of health issues, and finally, potential impacts of climate change on health of Rangifer. Reindeer and Caribou: Health and Disease compiles extensive research and experience-based information on issues ranging from drug doses for chemical immobilization, blood chemistry values, and raising an orphaned calf. In addition, it contains hundreds of high quality colour illustrations that contribute to its value as a diagnostic resource for recognizing various parasites, pathogens and signs of disease, both in live and dead animals. Each chapter is followed by a comprehensive list of references and a list of contact information for all the contributors, identifying world experts in the different areas of health for this circumpolar and fascinating species. This book is compulsory reading and an indispensable resource for anyone dealing with health in reindeer and caribou, including veterinarians, wildlife biologists and managers, reindeer herders/game ranchers, zoological husbandry personnel, and students with wildlife health.
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Alaskan Wildlife Diseases

Wildlife disease interest, activity, and reporting have primarily concentrated on
parasitology and infectious diseases; disease ... However, most noninfectious
diseases of free-ranging animals are primarily environmentally related, and can
be ...

Author: Robert A. Dieterich

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000353738U

Category: Animals

Page: 524

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Describes major diseases which affects Alaskan mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates.
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Fowler s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy Volume 7 E Book

Disease RiskAnalysis Risk communication Acceptable risks and decision making
Risk management Science to action Figure 1-1 Disease ... transmissibility (e.g.,
routes, rates, competent vectors), susceptibility (e.g., species, humans), and
economic impacts associated with wildlife ... Ranking of noninfectious diseases
may include species susceptibility to injuries, physiologic stress, and genetic
defects.

Author: R. Eric Miller

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781437719857

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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With coverage of current issues and emerging trends, Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 7 provides a comprehensive, all-new reference for the management of zoo and wildlife diseases. A Current Therapy format emphasizes the latest advances in the field, including nutrition, diagnosis, and treatment protocols. Cutting-edge coverage includes topics such as the "One Medicine" concept, laparoscopic surgery in elephants and rhinoceros, amphibian viral diseases, and advanced water quality evaluation for zoos. Editors R. Eric Miller and Murray E. Fowler promote a philosophy of animal conservation, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine with chapters contributed by more than 100 international experts. The Current Therapy format focuses on emerging trends, treatment protocols, and diagnostic updates new to the field, providing timely information on the latest advances in zoo and wild animal medicine. Content ranges from drug treatment, nutrition, husbandry, surgery, and imaging to behavioral training. Coverage of species ranges from giraffes, elephants, lions, and orangutans to sea turtles, hellbenders, bats, kakapos, and more. An extensive list of contributors includes recognized authors from around the world, offering expert information with chapters focusing on the latest research and clinical management of captive and free-ranging wild animals. A philosophy of animal conservation helps zoo and wildlife veterinarians fulfill not only the technical aspects of veterinary medicine, but contribute to the overall biological teams needed to rescue many threatened and endangered species from extinction. All content is new, with coverage including coverage of cutting-edge issues such as white-nose disease in bats, updates on Ebola virus in wild great apes, and chytrid fungus in amphibians. Full-color photographs depict external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition. Discussions of the "One Medicine" concept include chapters addressing the interface between wildlife, livestock, human, and ecosystem health. New sections cover Edentates, Marsupials, Carnivores, Perrissodactyla, and Camelids. Over 100 new tables provide a quick reference to a wide range of topics. An emphasis on conserving threatened and endangered species globally involves 102 expert authors representing 12 different countries.
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Reptile Medicine and Surgery E Book

In Hoff GL, Frye FL, Jacobson ER, editors: Diseases of amphibians and reptiles,
New York, 1984, Plenum Book Co. ... GL, editors: Non-infectious diseases of
wildlife, ed 2, Ames, 1996, Iowa State University Press. Rosskopf WJ, Woerpel
RW: ...

Author: Stephen J. Divers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781416064770

Category: Medical

Page: 1264

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This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI
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Large Mammal Restoration

... Infectious and noninfectious diseases have caused major harm to populations
of free-ranging wildlife (Belkose 1951; Scott 1988; ... Consequently, no large-
mammal restoration project should proceed without consideration of disease
risks.

Author: David Maehr

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559638176

Category: Nature

Page: 375

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Evidence is mounting that top carnivores and other large mammals play a pivotal role in regulating ecosystem health and function, yet those are the species that are most likely to have been eliminated by past human activities. In recent decades, numerous efforts have been undertaken to return some of the species that were previously extirpated on local or regional scales.Large Mammal Restoration brings together for the first time detailed case studies of those efforts, from restoring elk in Appalachia to returning bison herds to the Great Plains to the much-publicized effort to bring back the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park. Together these case studies offer important lessons and new ways of thinking for wildlife managers and conservation biologists involved with restoration programs. Sections examine: approaches to determining the feasibility of a restoration program critical hands-on aspects of restoring large mammals obtaining public input into the process and gaining community support for programs the potential of some species to return without direct human intervention, and what can be done to facilitate that natural colonization An introductory chapter by Reed F. Noss explores some of the reasons for restoring large mammals, as well as some of the ecological and social complications, and a concluding overview by David S. Maehr discusses the evolutionary importance of large mammal restoration. Contributors include Paul C. Paquet, Barbara Dugelby, Steven H. Fritts, Paul R. Krausman, Larry D. Harris, Johnna Roy, and many others. Large Mammal Restoration brings together in a single volume essential information on the lessons learned from previous efforts, providing an invaluable resource for researchers and students of conservation biology and wildlife management as well as for policymakers, restoration advocates, and others involved with the planning or execution of a restoration program.
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Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles

Finally, this volume devotes several chapters to the viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases known to reptiles, and methods for isolating these pathogens.

Author: Elliott R. Jacobson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429532337

Category: Nature

Page: 1014

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Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles, Second Edition provides definitive information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious diseases affecting reptiles. It features stunning high-quality color photos of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic images of infectious diseases of reptiles. Editor Elliott Jacobson draws on his own photography collection, and his wealth of experience spanning over 40 years in the research of infectious diseases and veterinary care of reptiles. Already a comprehensive reference, a new volume covering noninfectious diseases of reptiles has now been added to create a two-volume set, Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles. Beginning with a thorough review of the biology, anatomy, and histology of reptiles, Volume 1 covers all major systems and provides the most complete single source for color images of reptile histology, hematology, and cytology. Volume 1 addresses the mechanism of reptile immunology and the response to pathogens, and explains how immunological response is key to differential diagnosis. It provides an overview of electron microscopy, complete with electron micrographs of reptile pathogens, and introduces the necessity of molecular methods for diagnosis. Finally, this volume devotes several chapters to the viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases known to reptiles, and methods for isolating these pathogens. With up-to-the-minute data, an array of sharp and high-quality images, and a panel of expert contributors, this new edition of Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles is the definitive resource for veterinary pathologists, zoo or wildlife veterinarians, and the increasing number of private practice veterinarians seeing reptiles kept as exotic pets. It is also ideal reading for veterinary students specializing in exotics, candidates for ACZM accreditation, and private breeders and hobbyists.
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