Investigation and Management of Disease in Wild Animals

  • Filename: investigation-and-management-of-disease-in-wild-animals.
  • ISBN: 9781475756098
  • Release Date: 2013-04-17
  • Number of pages: 265
  • Author: G.A. Wobeser
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



- A hypothesis is a proposition, set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of a phenomenon, that can be tested. - The basis for scientific investigation is the collection of information to formulate and test hypotheses. - Experimental methods measure the effect of manipulations caused by the investigator; observational methods collect information about naturally occurring events. - There are three sub-types of experimental techniques that differ in the way subjects are chosen for inclusion in the study, in the amount of control that the investigator has over variables, and in the method used to assess changes in other variables. - Descriptive observational studies dominate the early phase of most investigations and involve the description of disease-related events in the population. Associations among factors may be observed but the strength of the associations is not measured. - Analytical observation al techniques are of three basic types: prevalence surveys, case:control studies, and incidence or cohort studies. All attempt to explain the nature of relationships among various factors and to measure the strength of associations. - Prevalence surveys and case:control studies deal with disease existing at the time of the study; incidence studies are concerned with the development of disease over time. - Observational studies may be retrospective, using existing data, or prospective with collection of new information.

Essentials of Disease in Wild Animals

  • Filename: essentials-of-disease-in-wild-animals.
  • ISBN: 9781118708873
  • Release Date: 2013-05-07
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Gary A. Wobeser
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The interrelationship between wild animal, domestic animals and human health is appreciated now more than ever before. 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, and academic interest in disease as an ecological factor. This is the first introductory level book about disease in wild animals that deals with basic subjects such as the nature of disease, what causes disease, how disease is described and measured, how diseases spread and persist and the effects of disease on individual animals and populations. In contrast to authors of many other veterinary books, Gary A. Wobeser takes a more general approach to health in wild animals, recognizing that disease is one ecological factor among many and that disease can never be considered satisfactorily in isolation. Rather than focus on individual causative agents and their effect on the individual animal, the emphasis is on why disease occurred, and on the complex interactions that occur among disease agents, the environment and host populations. Written by a leading researcher in wildlife diseases, this book will fill a knowledge gap for those called to work with disease in wild animals who lack experience or training in the general features of disease as they relate to wild animals. Veterinarians, ecologists, wildlife biologists, population biologists and public health workers will find this book invaluable.

Reproduction and Disease in Captive and Wild Animals

  • Filename: reproduction-and-disease-in-captive-and-wild-animals.
  • ISBN: MINN:31951000256562X
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Geoffrey R. Smith
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press



This study of the scientific basis for conservation focuses on reproduction and disease. It illuminates not only animal conservation but also physiology and medicine in man and agricultural animals. The various topics covered include the effects of social subordination, environmental pollution and hormonal control on fertility; embryo transfer; the use of ultrasound and enzyme immunoassays in the study of reproduction and disease; and bacterial and viral infections that affect both free-living and captive populations of wild mammals and birds. The contributions reflect years of fruitful collaboration between London's Institute of Zoology and the Wellcome Trust.

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

  • Filename: infectious-diseases-of-wild-mammals-and-birds-in-europe.
  • ISBN: 9781118342435
  • Release Date: 2012-07-10
  • Number of pages: 568
  • Author: Dolorés Gavier-Widen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe is a key resource on the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in European wildlife that covers the distinctive nature of diseases as they occur in Europe, including strains, insect vectors, reservoir species, and climate, as well as geographical distribution of the diseases and European regulations for reporting, diagnosis and control. Divided into sections on viral infections, bacterial infections, fungal and yeast infections, and prion infections, this definitive reference provides valuable information on disease classification and properties, causative agents, epidemiology, pathogenesis, and implications for human, domestic and wild animal health. Key features: • Brings together extensive research from many different disciplines into one integrated and highly useful definitive reference. • Zoonotic risks to human health, as well as risks to pets and livestock are highlighted. • Each disease is covered separately with practical information on the animal species in which the disease has been recorded, clinical signs of the disease, diagnostic methods, and recommended treatments and vaccination. • Wildlife vaccination and disease surveillance techniques are described. • Examines factors important in the spread of disease such as changing climate, the movement of animals through trade, and relaxations in the control of wide animal populations.

Fowler s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy

  • Filename: fowler-s-zoo-and-wild-animal-medicine-current-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9781437719857
  • Release Date: 2011-07-11
  • Number of pages: 688
  • Author: R. Eric Miller
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



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.

Management of Disease in Wild Mammals

  • Filename: management-of-disease-in-wild-mammals.
  • ISBN: 9784431771340
  • Release Date: 2008-12-11
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Richard Delahay
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



In recent years nobody could have failed to notice the frequent and often sensati- alist media headlines warning of the latest global disease threat to humankind. But behind all the hyperbole lie real challenges related to dealing with the increasing incidence of emerging zoonotic disease events, the majority of which are thought to originate in wildlife (Jones et al. 2008). There are also many important diseases of domestic livestock which also occur in wildlife (e. g. foot and mouth disease and classical swine fever in wild boar, bovine tuberculosis in deer, badgers or possums), some of which can have a devastating impact on the farming industry, the wider rural economy and ultimately the public purse. But we should also not forget that wildlife diseases may have serious implications for the conservation of biodiversity. For some of the rarest, most endangered species (such as the Ethiopian wolf) d- ease may pose the greatest threat to their survival. If we are to avoid or reduce these impacts then we must improve our ability to detect and manage the risks associated with disease in wildlife populations. This is a challenge that will require expertise from many different disciplines: veterinary, ecological, medical, economic, poli- cal and zoological. In such an interdisciplinary field it is difficult to stay up to date with contemporary ideas and with techniques that may be rapidly evolving.

Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine

  • Filename: zoo-and-wild-animal-medicine.
  • ISBN: 9781416040477
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 495
  • Author: Murray E. Fowler
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



With expert contributors from around the world sharing their knowledge on 57 new cutting-edge areas of interest, Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 6 continues to provide outstanding coverage of today's most relevant topics. This book is an essential resource in zoo and wild animal medicine, addressing the special challenges posed by individual and herd medical management, newly emerging diseases in diverse wild animal populations, the effect of habitat loss and destruction on wildlife species, and the utilization of zoo animals in the surveillance and detection of potential zoonoses. The user-friendly current therapy approach continues to serve a vital function in the field by fostering a conservation biology ethic, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine, from a diverse group of experts. Includes practical guidance on such topics as behavioral training for medical procedures and the use of infrared thermography. Divided into four sections -- Conditions Affecting Multiple Species, Poikilotherms, Avian Medicine, and Mammals -- to help you find the information you need quickly. Extensive contributor list includes multinational contributors offering expert information on species from around the world. Presents timely topics in zoo and wild animal medicine with 57 new chapters to provide the best and most current information available. The most up-to-date information on hot topics such as avian influenza, West Nile virus, and other pathogens threatening wildlife and human populations on a global scale. Cutting-edge insights on environmental and public health concerns, such as occupational exposure to zoonotic simian retroviruses and use of wildlife rehabilitation centers as monitors for ecosystem health. A color plate section presents vivid depictions of external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition.

Reproduction and Disease in Captive and Wild Animals

  • Filename: reproduction-and-disease-in-captive-and-wild-animals.
  • ISBN: 0198540078
  • Release Date: 1989-03-16
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: G. R. Smith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



This study of the scientific basis for conservation focuses on reproduction and disease. It illuminates not only animal conservation but also physiology and medicine in man and agricultural animals. The various topics covered include the effects of social subordination, environmental pollution and hormonal control on fertility; embryo transfer; the use of ultrasound and enzyme immunoassays in the study of reproduction and disease; and bacterial and viral infections that affect both free-living and captive populations of wild mammals and birds. The contributions reflect years of fruitful collaboration between London's Institute of Zoology and the Wellcome Trust.

The Ecology of Wildlife Diseases

  • Filename: the-ecology-of-wildlife-diseases.
  • ISBN: 0198506201
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 197
  • Author: Peter J. Hudson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Recent outbreaks of disease in domestic animals, humans and wildlife illustrate the relative importance of infectious diseases and the vulnerability of susceptible animals. Why do such diseases emerge? What are the factors that lead to dramatic epidemics? How can we apply our knowledge to improve the methods of control? These are just some of the questions addressed in this book, which seeks to develop and apply an ecological approach to an understanding of epidemiology in wild animal populations. The development of mathematical models in the dynamics of infectious diseases is a field that has seen rapid growth over the last decade. There is now a need to challenge these models with the data and to bring vets and field workers closer to the disease issues. This book was conceived to identify the exciting questions and set the future research agenda. 50 of the most active workers met in Trento, northern Italy, to brainstorm the issues, and from this the editors have moulded a synthesis that captures the excitement and importance of this expanding field.

Fowler s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy

  • Filename: fowler-s-zoo-and-wild-animal-medicine-current-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9781437719857
  • Release Date: 2011-07-11
  • Number of pages: 688
  • Author: R. Eric Miller
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



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.

Non Infectious Diseases of Wildlife

  • Filename: non-infectious-diseases-of-wildlife.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105025941373
  • Release Date: 1999-04-01
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: Anne Fairbrother
  • Publisher: Manson Publishing



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.

Wild Health

  • Filename: wild-health.
  • ISBN: 0618340688
  • Release Date: 2003-02-19
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Cindy Engel
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



A fascinating foray into zoopharmacognosy, the newest field in biology, reveals the many ways that animals medicate themselves by eating and using the right plants and foods to promote health and fertility, from the desert tortoise that travels miles to mine the calcium needed to keep its shell strong, to the mammals that rub citrus oils and odoriferous resins into their coats as insecticides and antiseptics against insect bites. Reprint.

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals

  • Filename: infectious-diseases-of-wild-mammals.
  • ISBN: 0813825563
  • Release Date: 2000-01-18
  • Number of pages: 558
  • Author: Elizabeth S. Williams
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell



Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals, Third Edition presents the latest information on the diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease in both free-ranging and captive wild mammals. Editors Elizabeth Williams and Ian Barker have recruited 71 contributors, all noted experts in their fields, to update this new edition. This reference provides valuable information on each disease, including * Etiology * History * Distribution * Epidemiology * Clinical signs * Pathology * Immunity * Diagnosis * Treatment * Control This latest edition is a leading reference book for * Wildlife biologists, managers, and rehabilitators * Biology students * Conservationists * Public health workers

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