Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals

  • ID: 4398516
  • Book
  • 1216 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals is a comprehensive resource for veterinarians and scientists covering the basic pathology of zoo and wildlife species, including a wide scope of animals, disease types and geographic regions. It is the definitive book for students, biologists, scientists, physicians, veterinary clinicians and pathologists working with non-domestic species in a variety of settings, including zoos, privately owned "exotic" pets or collections, laboratory animal settings, animal rehabilitation centers, and in the wild. General chapters include information on performing necropsies, proper techniques to meet the specialized needs of forensic cases, and interpretation of ancillary diagnostics in non-traditional species.

Each chapter and section provides information about a disease at multiple levels, including gross and histologic lesions and information on pathogenesis and optimal diagnostic sampling. For each specific group of animals, information on unique gross and microscopic anatomical features are provided to further assist the reader in deciding whether differences from the domestic animal paradigm are "normal." Additional online content includes access to scanned histologic slides of specific "classic" diseases, providing more information than is available in a single image.

  • Presents a single resource on performing necropsies in a variety of settings
  • Describes unique gross and microscopic anatomical variations among species/taxa to assist in understanding normal features often mistaken for abnormalities
  • Includes the pathology of common diseases among Orders and Taxa, with chapters consistently organized by gross, histologic features and disease pathogenesis
  • Contains full-color illustrations and diagrams that illustrate pathological concepts and diseases in high-quality images
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1. History of Wildlife Pathology 2. Necropsy Examination and Outbreak Investigations 3. Forensic Wildlife Pathology 4. Laboratory Diagnostics 5. Basic Clinical Pathology 6. Comparative Inflammatory Responses of Non-mammals 7. Cervidae 8. Camelidae 9. Suidae, Tayassuidae (19) 10. Bovidae, Antilocapridae, Giraffidae, Hippopotmidae, Tragulidae (34) 11. Canidae and Hyenidae 12. Felidae 13. Mustelidae 14. Procyonidae, Viverridae and Ursidae 15. Prosimians 16. New World and Old World Monkeys 17. Apes 18. Proboscidea 19. Perissodactyla 20. Monotremes and Marsupials 21. Lagamorphs, Rodentia, Hyracoidea 22. Xenartha, Erinacoemorpha, Eutheria, Afrotheria 23. Cetacea, Phocena, Kogiidae, Mysticetes 24. Pinnipeds 25. Sirenia 26. Chiroptera 27. Struthioniformes 28. Sphenisciformes, Gaviiformes, Podiceipediformes, Procellariiformes, Pelecaniformes 29. Phoenicopteriformes 30. Anseriformes, Ciconiiformes, Charadriiformes, Gruiformes 31. Birds of Prey 32. Galliformes, Columbiformes 33. Psittaciformes, Coliiformes, Musophagiformes, Cuculiformes 34. Passeriformes, Trochiliformes, Coraciiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Apodiformes, Piciformes 35. Chelonia 36. Crocodilia 37. Lacertilia 38. Serpentis 39. Amphibia 40. Osteichthyes (Freshwater and Marine) 41. Chondrichthes 42. Invertebrates

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Terio, Karen A.
As a member of the Zoological Pathology Program (ZPP), Dr. Terio provides comprehensive pathology services to the Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo, John G. Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo as well as to local, national and international wildlife agencies and conservation programs. Her research focuses on the pathogenesis of diseases affecting free-ranging and captive wild animal populations. She serves as an advisor for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Felid Taxon Advisory Group, several individual felid Species Survival Plans (SSP), the Chimpanzee SSP as well as for in situ conservation programs including the Cheetah Conservation Fund and the Gombe Ecosystem Health Project.
Mcaloose, Denise
Dr. McAloose directs the pathology and molecular diagnostic laboratories at the WCS, which provide diagnostic services and consultation to the organization's 4 zoos and aquarium in New York City and their local and international conservation projects in over 40 countries. She is an advisor for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Felid Taxon Advisory Group and individual felid and canid Species Survival Plans (SSP) as well as a member of the National Marine Fisheries Services/National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's Working Group for Unusual Marine Mammal Mortality Events. She is also a Senior Courtesy Lecturer at Cornell University's School of Veterinary Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
St. Leger, Judy
Dr. St. Leger is a graduate of the veterinary school at Cornell University and completed her residency training at the UC Davis diagnostic laboratory in San Bernardino, California. Her work includes investigations in health of aquatic animals and birds, such as marine mammal viral screening, pathogenesis of select infectious agents in marine species, and killer whale disease concerns. Dr. St. Leger has published many scientific manuscripts and is a frequent lecturer on topics related to pathology of marine species. She is a board member of the CL Davis Foundation and the SeaWorld-Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, and a scientific advisory board member for the Morris Animal Foundation. Dr. St. Leger is a past associate editor for the journal Veterinary Pathology and past president of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM).
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