Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds by Carter T. Atkinson
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Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds
By Carter T. Atkinson

Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds


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Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds by Carter T. Atkinson

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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, 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 Details

ISBN: 9780813820811
ISBN-10: 0813820812
Format: Hardback
(259mm x 182mm x 36mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Iowa State University Press
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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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