Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds

  • ID: 2223697
  • Book
  • 592 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds provides thorough coverage of major parasite groups affecting wild bird species. Broken into four sections covering protozoa, heminths, leeches, and arthropod parasites, this volume will provide reviews of the history, disease, epizootiology, pathology, and population impacts caused by parasitic disease. Taking a unique approach that focuses on the effects of the parasites on the host,Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds will fill a unique niche in animal health literature.
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Preface vii

Contributors ix

Section I Introduction

1. Parasitism: Costs and Effects 3Gary A. Wobeser

Section II Protozoa

2. Haemoproteus 13Carter T. Atkinson

3. Avian Malaria 35Carter T. Atkinson

4. Leucocytozoonosis 54Donald J. Forrester and Ellis C. Greiner

5. Isospora, Atoxoplasma, and Sarcocystis 108Ellis C. Greiner

6. Trichomonosis 120Donald J. Forrester and Garry W. Foster

7. Histomonas 154William R. Davidson

8. Eimeria 162Michael J. Yabsley

9. Disseminated Visceral Coccidiosis in Cranes 181Marilyn G. Spalding, James W. Carpenter, and Meliton N. Novilla

10. Cryptosporidium 195David S. Lindsay and Byron L. Blagburn

11. Toxoplasma 204J. P. Dubey

Section III Helminths

12. Trematodes 225Jane E. Huffman

13. Schistosomes 246Jane E. Huffman and Bernard Fried

14. Cestodes 261J. Daniel McLaughlin

15. Acanthocephala 277Dennis J. Richardson and Brent B. Nickol

16. Eustrongylidosis 289Marilyn G. Spalding and Donald J. Forrester

17. Trichostrongylus 316Daniel M. Tompkins

18. Dispharynx, Echinuria, and Streptocara 326Ramon A. Carreno

19. Tracheal Worms 343M. A. Fernando and John R. Barta

20. Amidostomum and Epomidiostomum 355Alan M. Fedynich and Nancy J. Thomas

21. Tetrameridosis 376John M. Kinsella and Donald J. Forrester

22. Avioserpensosis 384John M. Kinsella

23. Heterakis and Ascaridia 388Alan M. Fedynich

24. Ascaridoid Nematodes: Contracaecum, Porrocaecum, and Baylisascaris 413Hans–Peter Fagerholm and Robin M. Overstreet

25. Diplotriaena, Serratospiculum, and Serratospiculoides 434Mauritz C. Sterner III and Rebecca A. Cole

26. Filarioid Nematodes 439Cheryl M. Bartlett

27. Capillarid Nematodes 463Michael J. Yabsley

Section IV Leeches

28. Leech Parasites of Birds 501Ronald W. Davies, Fredric R. Govedich, and William E. Moser

Section V Arthropods

29. Phthiraptera, the Chewing Lice 515Dale H. Clayton, Richard J. Adams, and Sarah E. Bush

30. Acariasis 527Danny B. Pence

31. Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) 537Douglas C. Currie and D. Bruce Hunter

32. Myiasis in Wild Birds 546Susan E. Little

Index 557

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"This is an excellent text that contains a tremendous amount of information useful for both wildlife biologists and veterinarians." –Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, June 2009

"Overall this very reasonably–priced book is quite well done. I recommend this book to any veterinarian working with wild birds or wild–caught birds including zoo specimens or veterinary students with an interest in such matters. Wildlife biologists, wildlife rehabilitators and wildlife centers should also find this book useful. University parasitologists should also find an interest in this new offering." –Veterinary Information Network

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