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Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

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Notes on Contributors vii Preface xi Cover Image Acknowledgements xiii Acknowledgements xiv Section 1 Viral Infections 1 1. Herpesvirus Infections 3 2. Influenza Virus Infections 37 3. Avian Paramyxovirus Infections 59 4. Circovirus Infections 67 5. Calicivirus Infections 73 6. Lyssavirus Infections 86 7. Morbillivirus Infections 99 8. Orbivirus Infections 119 9. Flavivirus Infections 128 10. Pestivirus Infections 146 11. Picornavirus Infections 168 12. Parvovirus Infections 181 13. Poxvirus Infections 191 14. Adenovirus Infections 210 15. Retrovirus Infections 219 16. Papillomavirus and Polyomavirus Infections 225 17. Coronavirus Infections 234 18. Bunyavirus Infections 241 19. Other Virus Infections 249 Section 2 Bacterial Infections 263 20. Mycobacteria Infections 265 21. Yersinia Infections 293 22. Tularaemia 303 23. Pasteurella Infections 310 24. Brucellosis 318 25. Anthrax 329 26. Chlamydiaceae Infections 336 27. Borrelia Infections 345 28. Rickettsiales Infections 363 29. Mycoplasma Infections 372 30. Escherichia Infections 381 31. Salmonella Infections 386 32. Campylobacter Infections 398 33. Leptospira Infections 402 34. Coxiella burnetii Infection 409 35. Listeria Infections 413 36. Clostridium Species and Botulism 417 37. Other Bacterial Infections 428 Section 3 Fungal and Yeast Infections 453 38. Aspergillosis 455 39. Yeast Infections 462 40. Other Fungal Infections 466 41. Harmful Algal Blooms including Cyanobacterial Toxicosis 476 42. Mycotoxicosis 482 Section 4 Prion Infections 487 43. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies 489 Section 5 Appendices 497 Appendix 1. Some Wildlife Related Emerging Diseases (WiREDS) in Europe 499 Appendix 2. Selected Zoonotic Pathogens with European Wildlife Reservoirs/Hosts 501 Appendix 3. Selected Socio-Economically Important Wildlife Related Pathogens and Diseases in Europe 503 Appendix 4. Wildlife Pathogens with Arthropod Vectors 505 Appendix 5. Pathogens Suspected of Causing Wild Population Declines, or of Conservation Importance 506 Appendix 6. Diseases by Clinical Presentations, Mammals 507 Appendix 7. Diseases by Clinical Presentations, Birds 509 Appendix 8. Species (Family)-Specific Wildlife Diseases in Europe 511 Subject Index 513

About the Author

Dolores Gavier-Widen, DVM, MS, PhD, Associate Professorat the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Deputy Head ofDepartment of Pathology and Wildlife Diseases, National VeterinaryInstitute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden. Dolores is the president of theWildlife Disease Association (WDA) (2012-2013) and past-president(2006-2008) of the European Section of WDA (EWDA). She is reviewerfor many journals, and has written book chapters and manyscientific papers. Dolores has worked on wildlife disease researchinternationally, in particular on tuberculosis, calicivirusinfection of leporids, prion diseases, and on the ongoing EUproject "Novel technologies for surveillance of emerging andre-emerging infections of wildlife". She is consultant for EFSA,EC, research agencies and veterinary and public healthorganisations. She has worked on wildlife pathology and diagnosticsof infectious diseases of free-ranging and farmed wild mammals andbirds for more than 20 years. J. Paul Duff, BSc (zool), MVB, MSc, MRCVS, is based atAHVLA, Penrith, Cumbria, UK. Paul is the past-president of the EWDA(2009-2010) and a past Council member of the British VeterinaryZoological Society. He is a veterinary surgeon and zoologist whohas worked for more than 20 years investigating disease in wildanimals, exotic animals and livestock. Since 1998, he has been theproject leader for the AHVLA Diseases of Wildlife Scheme(AHVLADoWS). This is the first government funded scheme for theinvestigation and surveillance of wildlife diseases in England andWales. Since 1995, editor of the OIE Annual Report, WildlifeDiseases in the UK' which officially summarises wildlife diseasereported in the UK each year for the Office Internationald'Epizooties (the World Animal Health Association). He is projectleader, with Dolores Gavier-Widen, for the EU sponsored Wildlife related emerging diseases and zoonoses', SpecialInterest Group. Anna Meredith MA VetMB PhD CertLAS DZooMed MRCVS, RCVSRecognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Head ofExotic Animal and Wildlife Service, Royal (Dick) School ofVeterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Hospital for SmallAnimals, UK. Anna has extensive publication and book editingexperience in the exotic animal and wildlife field, as well asbeing actively involved in many areas of ongoing wildlife research,including red squirrel and osprey surveillance in Scotland, and iscurrently carrying out full time DEFRA- funded research intoemerging diseases in UK wildlife. She is a past president of theBritish Veterinary Zoological Society and a member of EWDA andEAZWV. She teaches wildlife medicine to veterinarians at bothundergraduate and postgraduate level.


This book provides the scientific community working withfree-living wildlife a comprehensive resource on the diseasesaffecting these animals in Europe. However, it is also auseful resource for wildlife professionals globally as much of theinformation is applicable regardless of location." (Doody's, 2 August 2013) I have already learned lots while reviewing it, and Iwould thoroughly recommend this to be on the bookshelf of any vetor biologist with a significant interest in wildlife, conservationor zoological medicine. In addition, it is also available inelectronic format for approximately two-thirds the price,representing not only good value, but also an ideal format fortaking into the field where it would be extremelyuseful. (Veterinary Record, 23 March 2013) Dolores Gavier-Widen, J. Paul Duff & Anna Meredithedit INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF WILD MAMMALS AND BIRDS IN EUROPE(9781405199056, $169.99), a key title covering the diagnosis andtreatment of diseases in European wildlife, and is a recommendedpick for any specialty collection strong in veterinary experiencesaround the world. From risks to human health and livestock and petsto how diseases spread in the wild, wildlife vaccination anddisease surveillance techniques, and classification, this iswritten by clinicians and pathologists from across Europe andassembles a powerful technical compendium of details for vets,conservation biologists, and wildlife researchersalike. (Midwest Book Review, 1 March 2013)

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