Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds
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Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds by Carter T. Atkinson
Book DescriptionParasitic Diseases of Wild Birds provides thorough coverage of major parasite groups affecting wild bird species. Broken into four sections covering protozoa, helminths, leeches, and arthropod parasites, this volume provides 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 fills a unique niche in animal health literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813820811
(259mm x 182mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Iowa State University Press
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carter T. Atkinson
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Hawaii's forest bird community is the most insular and most endangered in the world and serves as a case study for threatened species globally. Ten have disappeared, nine are critically endangered, and even common species are in decline. This book describes the research and conservation efforts to save Hawaii's forest birds.
Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds, Hardback (April 2007)» View all books by Carter T. Atkinson
Free-living birds encounter multiple health hazards brought on by viruses, bacteria, and fungi, some which in turn can significantly impact other animal populations and human health. Newly emerging diseases and new zoonotic forms of older diseases have brought increased global attention to the health of wild bird populations.
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Author Biography - Carter T. Atkinson
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. 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 in commercial poultry, West Nile Virus in owls, and diseases of mink.
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