Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds
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|Published In: ||United States, 09 January 2008|
About the Author
Nancy J. Thomas, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, is an endangered species specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center. She has more than 20 years of experience in diagnostic pathology and research on wild bird diseases.
D. Bruce Hunter, DVM, MSc, is a professor in the Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. His specialty encompasses avian, fur-bearing, and wildlife pathology and ecosystem health. His research interests have included infectious diseases commercial poultry, West Nile Virus in owls, and diseases of mink.
Carter T. Atkinson, Ph.D. is a research microbiologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center. His research focuses on protozoan parasites of vertebrates, particularly birds, with a recent emphasis on the effects of introduced avian malaria on Hawaiian forest birds.
"In this age of multiple emerging diseases, the presentations in this book are helpful and even necessary for avian practitioners to become informed about these diseases.... If you are looking for an excellent, 1-volume reference about the many infectious diseases seen in wild birds, with good discussions of the implications for wildlife populations and implications for domestic animal and human health, I would highly recommend this book.... This is a very readable and excellent reference volume for all veterinarians working with wildlife." "Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery"
"Each chapter is an excellent first point of reference and portal to the literature on its subject. A number of chapters arguably are the definitive review of relatively well known diseases of wild birds, or of others that have emerged recently. Ensure that it is in your institutional library...It is a comprehensive and authoritative source of one-stop shopping for information in the field, and it should be for years to come." "Journal of Wildlife Diseases"
"Desperately needed text...the book provides excellent detail in all areas. Other excellent resources concerning diseases of freeranging avian species are available, but none provide as much comprehensive, detailed information about the broad range of infectious diseases affecting all types of wild birds. It is an excellent overview of what is currently known about the subject. It will prove to be an invaluable reference for veterinary pathologists who have a general interest in diseases of wild birds. In general, anyone concerned with the diseases of free-ranging avian species should have this text at hand." "Veterinary Pathology"
"The book is well organized, well referenced and thorough in its coverage of the subject matter. There are quite a few informative charts, graphs and tables as well as photographs of gross and microscopic lesions and clinical signs. I found a number of unique chapters particularly fascinating.... Indispe