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: 243
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Spillover Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

  • Filename: spillover-animal-infections-and-the-next-human-pandemic.
  • ISBN: 9780393066807
  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Number of pages: 587
  • Author: David Quammen
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Examines the emergence and causes of new diseases all over the world, describing a process called “spillover” where illness originates in wild animals before being passed to humans and discusses the potential for the next huge pandemic. 70,000 first printing.


  • Filename: zoobiquity.
  • ISBN: 9781448131686
  • Release Date: 2012-06-14
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Barbara Natterson Horowitz
  • Publisher: Random House

Concerns about the recent explosions of diseases like HIV, the West Nile Virus, and other avian and swine flus that originate in animals have encouraged new efforts on a global scale to bridge the gap between animal and human medicine for the benefit of both. Zoobiquity is the first book to explore many of the human and animal health issues that overlap and provides new insight into the treatment of many diseases including diabetes, cancer, heart disease and mental illness. But Zoobiquity is even bigger than health and academic medicine, and encompasses much more than our diseases and how to cure them. It sheds light on the evolution of hierarchies and similarities between a tribe of apes and a Fortune 500 company. It suggests that the ways we run our political and justice systems may overlap with how animals protect and defend their territories - and that examining this possibility in a scientifically credible way could help strengthen our institutions. It dangles the possibility that human parenting could be informed by a greater knowledge and respect for how our animal cousins solve issues of childcare, sibling rivalry and infertility.

Bacterial Fish Pathogens

  • Filename: bacterial-fish-pathogens.
  • ISBN: 9789400748842
  • Release Date: 2012-08-31
  • Number of pages: 654
  • Author: Brian Austin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This completely updated fifth edition of Bacterial Fish Pathogens is a comprehensive discussion of the biological aspects of the bacteria which cause disease in farmed and wild fish. Since the 4th edition was published in 2007, there has been an upturn in the application of molecular approaches to taxonomy, diagnosis and vaccine development. New pathogens, e.g. Aeromonas schubertii, have been described. Also, there has been the emergence of diseases caused by bacteria which have not been cultured, and which have been equated with new taxa, i.e. ‘Candidatus’. Consideration is given to all the bacterial fish pathogens, including primary pathogens and opportunists.

Animal Madness

  • Filename: animal-madness.
  • ISBN: 9781451627022
  • Release Date: 2014-06-10
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Laurel Braitman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

**“Science Friday” Summer Reading Pick** **Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads** **People magazine Best Summer Reads** “A lovely, big-hearted book…brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making animals well” (The New York Times). Have you ever wondered if your dog might be a bit depressed? How about heartbroken or homesick? Animal Madness takes these questions seriously, exploring the topic of mental health and recovery in the animal kingdom and turning up lessons that Publishers Weekly calls “Illuminating…Braitman’s delightful balance of humor and poignancy brings each case of life….[Animal Madness’s] continuous dose of hope should prove medicinal for humans and animals alike.” Susan Orlean calls Animal Madness “a marvelous, smart, eloquent book—as much about human emotion as it is about animals and their inner lives.” It is “a gem…that can teach us much about the wildness of our own minds” (Psychology Today).

Practical Wildlife Care

  • Filename: practical-wildlife-care.
  • ISBN: 9781118697597
  • Release Date: 2013-05-06
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Les Stocker
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Wildlife care and rehabilitation is often on a one-to-one basis and involves a lot of time, care and skill. However, for many years, care of injured wildlife was regarded as a low priority and euthanasia was the recommended option. A lot has changed over the past twenty years and now caring for wildlife casualties is part of everyday life in many veterinary practices. Following on from the major success of the first edition, this second edition provides even more useful information on wildlife care and rehabilitation. As well as covering a whole range of species, with sections on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, this edition now includes information on many ‘alien’ species appearing in the British countryside such as wallabies, wild boar and exotic reptiles. In this edition: Essential guidance on handling, first aid, feeding and releasing, and many other disciplines not featured in veterinary or nursing training Full of helpful tips from an expert in wildlife rehabilitation who has unparalleled practical experience Expanded chapters on the care of all species – particularly casualty badgers, otters and hedgehogs – and more comprehensive guidance on rearing orphaned mammals and birds Lots more colour pictures to aid in management and care techniques and the latest information on zoonotic diseases from around the world

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