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|Format:||Hardback, 356 pages|
|Other Information: ||255|
|Published In: ||United States, 02 June 2006|
Invertebrate Medicine is the single most comprehensive resource available today on invertebrate animal medicine. Public and private aquarists, aquaculturists, and veterinarians in zoo animal, exotic animal and laboratory animal medicine will all find this book an irreplaceable source of information on many of the animals they care for or treat. Coverage includes sponges, jellyfish, anemones, corals, mollusks, starfish, sea urchins, crabs, crayfish, lobsters, shrimp, hermit crabs, spiders, scorpions, and dozens more. Although coverage is broad, emphasis is on invertebrates harvested for food or kept in captivity as pets, for display, or as research animals. The book's organization is easy to follow, with chapters dividing up invertebrates taxonomically. Each chapter includes the natural history of the group, anatomy and physiology, environmental disorders, preventative medicine, infectious diseases, common miscellaneous disorders, analgesia, anesthesia and surgery, treatment protocols and formularies. Amply illustrated in color and black and white, Invertebrate Medicine is sure to become the classic reference on invertebrate animal medicine.
Table of Contents
Contributors. Foreword (Murray E. Fowler). Preface (Gregory A. Lewbart). Acknowledgments. Chapter 1. Introduction (Gregory A. Lewbart). Chapter 2. Sponges (Gregory A. Lewbart). Chapter 3. Coelenterates (Michael K. Stoskopf). Chapter 4. Turbellarians (Michael S. Bodri). Chapter 5. Gastropods (Roxanna Smolowitz). Chapter 6. Cephalopods (Joseph M. Scimeca). Chapter 7. Bivalves (Jay F. Levine, Mac Law, and Flavio Corsin). Chapter 8. Annelids (Gregory A. Lewbart). Color Plate Section. Chapter 9. Horseshoe Crabs (Stephen A. Smith). Chapter 10. Spiders (Romain Pizzi). Chapter 11. Scorpions (Fredric L. Frye). Chapter 12. Crustaceans (Edward J. Noga, Amy L. Hancock, and Robert A. Bullis). Chapter 13. Myriapods (Centipedes and Millipedes) (John R. Chitty). Chapter 14. Insects (John E. Cooper). Chapter 15. Nematodes (Michael S. Bodri). Chapter 16. Chaetognaths (Arrowworms) (Laura Foster). Chapter 17. Echinoderms (Craig A. Harms). Chapter 18. Urochordates (Robert S. Bakal). Chapter 19. Diagnostic Techniques and Sample Handling (Ilze K. Berzins and Roxanna Smolowitz). Chapter 20. Laws, Rules, and Regulating Agencies for Invertebrates (Daniel S. Dombrowski). Appendix 1. Invertebrate Neoplasms (Esther C. Peters). Appendix 2. Diseases of Invertebrates Notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Appendix 3. Euthanasia (Michael J. Murray). Index.
About the Author
Gregory A. Lewbart M.S., V.M.D., Dipl. ACZM, Professor of Aquatic Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University
"Clinicians in laboratory animal medicine will find this book an irreplaceable source of information... The overall compilation of invertebrate medicine makes this probably the premier text on the subject. I would recommend having a copy in the clinic library." (Veterinary Information Network, May 3, 2006) "This is the first veterinary textbook devoted exclusively to an in-depth review of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate medicine... Historically, veterinary medicine has not focused on these animals, however, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates are being presented for veterinary care with increasing frequency. The chapters are well organized and easy to read. There are good reviews of basic anatomy and husbandry and the text centralized references in one location to interested readers to pursue more in-depth research. The chapter authors have organized information in a format that will be familiar to veterinarians and emphasize disease conditions where these are known. This is an excellent starting place for clinicians who want to expand their invertebrate medicine practice. It will hopefully inspire others to contribute to this growing area of veterinary medicine." (Avian Practice, Volume 8, Issue 3) "First of its kind...this highly readable book will be an invaluable aid...sure to become the standard...to which all future works will be compared." (Veterinary Pathology)
|Publisher: ||Iowa State University Press|
|Dimensions: ||28.0 x 22.0 x 2.0 centimeters (1.36 kg)|