Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles

Color Atlas and Text

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Author: Elliott R. Jacobson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420004038

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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Far from the line drawings and black-and-white photos of the past, Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles features high-quality, color photos of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic images of pathogens and diseases. Many of these images have never before been published, and come directly from the esteemed editor’s collection documenting more than 30 years in the research of infectious diseases and veterinary care of reptiles. A comprehensive reference, the book includes definitive information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious diseases affecting reptiles. Beginning with a thorough review of the biology, anatomy, and histology of reptiles, the introductory chapters cover all major systems and provide the most complete single source for color images of reptile histology. It addresses the mechanism of reptile immunology and the response to pathogens, and explains how immunological response is key to differential diagnosis. Given the difficulty in isolating certain pathogens for identification, the book provides an overview of electron microscopy, complete with electron micrographs of reptile pathogens, and introduces the necessity of molecular methods for diagnosis. The text outlines serodiagnostics and the development and use of immunological reagents specifically designed for reptiles in tests such as indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). Finally, the book devotes several chapters to the viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases known to reptiles and methods for isolating these pathogens. With up-to-the-minute data, a never-before-seen collection of images, and a stellar panel of contributors, Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles is the definitive resource forveterinarians, biologists, and researchers involved in the study of pathogens infecting reptiles.

Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles

Color Atlas and Text

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Author: Elliott Jacobson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849323218

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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Far from the line drawings and black-and-white photos of the past, Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles features high-quality, color photos of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic images of pathogens and diseases. Many of these images have never before been published, and come directly from the esteemed editor’s collection documenting more than 30 years in the research of infectious diseases and veterinary care of reptiles. A comprehensive reference, the book includes definitive information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious diseases affecting reptiles. Beginning with a thorough review of the biology, anatomy, and histology of reptiles, the introductory chapters cover all major systems and provide the most complete single source for color images of reptile histology. It addresses the mechanism of reptile immunology and the response to pathogens, and explains how immunological response is key to differential diagnosis. Given the difficulty in isolating certain pathogens for identification, the book provides an overview of electron microscopy, complete with electron micrographs of reptile pathogens, and introduces the necessity of molecular methods for diagnosis. The text outlines serodiagnostics and the development and use of immunological reagents specifically designed for reptiles in tests such as indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). Finally, the book devotes several chapters to the viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases known to reptiles and methods for isolating these pathogens. With up-to-the-minute data, a never-before-seen collection of images, and a stellar panel of contributors, Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles is the definitive resource forveterinarians, biologists, and researchers involved in the study of pathogens infecting reptiles.

Veterinary Ocular Pathology E-Book

A Comparative Review

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Author: Richard R. Dubielzig,Kerry L. Ketring,Gillian J McLellan,Daniel M. Albert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044423

Category: Medical

Page: 800

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Veterinary Ocular Pathology: A Comparative Review links the clinical features of ocular disease with gross and microscopic pathology to demonstrate the essential features observable during diagnosis. It is designed to be kept next to the microscope as an invaluable guide to accurate diagnosis in ocular pathology. The book presents a wide range of images of the highest quality. A unique and distinctive feature is the juxtaposition of clinical and pathological images while offering detailed enumeration of the diagnostic features. Expert comparative comments by Dr Daniel Albert and contextual information on relative incidence are provided throughout. The authors address spontaneous disease of the eye in all animal species, with a particular emphasis on companion species. In addition, specific, common or interesting conditions of exotic species are included. A convenient, comprehensive and easy-to-use reference for veterinary pathologists, veterinary ophthalmologists, students and comparative vision scientists. The first text devoted to the pathology of spontaneous diseases of the eyes and periocular tissues of domestic animal species Exceptionally high quality illustrations are presented throughout, demonstrating clinical features, gross pathology and histopathology Written by pathologists and clinicians Includes a chapter devoted to the pathology of conditions associated with glaucoma in domestic animals

Hemoparasites of the Reptilia

Color Atlas and Text

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Author: Sam R. Telford, Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420080414

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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Every researcher or diagnostician working with reptiles has faced the challenge of identifying reptile hemoparasites and then determining whether they are of importance or merely incidental. Another challenge is how to easily find the information required to make the proper identification. A distillation of knowledge from world-renowned expert Sam R. Telford, Jr, Hemoparasites of the Reptilia: Color Atlas and Text provides a comprehensive compilation of information on how to differentiate between the myriad species of reptile hemoparasites. The atlas provides diagnoses for 262 species of plasmodiids, hemogregarines, hemococcidians, trypansosomes, and leishmanias, including descriptions of eight new species or new taxonomic designations. It also discusses lesser known groups, such as piroplasms, rickettsiae, chlamydia, and erythrocytic viruses. Each genus and many species are represented among the 166 taxa illustrated in color. The species accounts contain host and geographic distribution, with precise localities when possible, prevalence, life cycles and vectors when known, effects upon the host, and ecology of the host-parasite relationship, morphological variation, and an exhaustive bibliography. The book also includes an illustrated key showing diagnostic characters. Telford draws on his 45 years of experience and his personal collection, considered the world’s most complete, to provide information on the morphology of the unicellular parasites of reptilian blood. He includes information from hard-to-find original papers and articles from sources throughout the world. The illustrated key and photomicrographs from Telford’s collection make identifying species quicker and easier.

Pathology of Pet and Aviary Birds

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Author: Robert E. Schmidt,Drury R. Reavill,David N. Phalen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118828224

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Pathology of Pet and Aviary Birds, Second Edition provides a comprehensive reference to the gross and histologic features of diseases seen in pet and aviary birds, with more than 850 images depicting disease lesions. • Provides a complete resource for identifying both common and not-so-common diseases in a wide range of avian species • Includes more than 850 full-color images to show disease lesions • Offers context for the interpretation of pathologic findings, promoting an understanding of the pathogenesis and epizootiology of disease • Adds information on pigeons and chickens, pathophysiology, prognosis and trends, and globally relevant diseases • Aids pathologists, diagnosticians, and avian veterinarians in identifying lesions in pet birds

Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

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Author: Wallace Peters,Geoffrey Pasvol

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032304364X

Category: Medical

Page: 429

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Increased global travel has changed the way we think about disease distribution. Diseases once considered of localised interest can be disseminated more readily than ever due to the increased speed of international travel. This is your perfect visual guide to diagnosing these diseases. The Sixth Edition of this internationally acclaimed atlas is the most comprehensive ever, with extensively revised text and more than 1200 stunning images. See the latest on such infections as the H5N1 strain of avian flu and West Nile Virus. Catch up with expanded coverage of the continuing of HIV/AIDS and related infections. Find information quicker and more easily with a new consistent chapter organisation. Get even more comprehensive visual coverage with hundreds of new, full-colour images. Use all of the book's 1200+ images to illustrate your PowerPoint presentations with the enclosed bonus CD-ROM.

Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals

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Author: Karen A. Terio,Denise McAloose,Judy St. Leger

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012809219X

Category: Science

Page: 1136

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Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals is a comprehensive resource that covers the pathology of wildlife and zoo 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. General chapters include information on performing necropsies, proper techniques to meet the specialized needs of forensic cases, laboratory diagnostics, and an introduction into basic principles of comparative clinical pathology. The taxon-based chapters provide information about disease in related groups of animals and include descriptions of gross and histologic lesions, pathogenesis and diagnostics. For each group of animals, notable, 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, which includes text, images, and whole scanned glass slides of selected conditions, expands the published material resulting in a comprehensive approach to the topic. Presents a single resource for performing necropsies on a variety of taxa, including terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates Describes notable, unique gross and microscopic anatomical variations among species/taxa to assist in understanding normal features, in particular those that can be mistaken as being abnormal Provides consistent organization of chapters with descriptions of unique anatomic features, common non-infectious and infectious diseases following brief overviews of the taxonomic group Contains full-color, high quality illustrations of diseases Links to a large online library of scanned slides related to topics in the book that illustrate important histologic findings

Clinical Cases in Avian and Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology

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Author: Terry W. Campbell,Krystan R. Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470961791

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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Clinical Cases in Avian and Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology demonstrates how to use hemic cytology and cytodiagnosis as part of the assessment of an exotic animal patient, taking the reader through nearly 100 actual clinical cases. With a focus on cytological interpretation, the hands-on, practical approach facilitates learning, teaching, and comprehension. Well illustrated throughout, Clinical Cases in Avian and Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology is a helpful guide for exotics veterinarians, zoo and aquarium veterinarians, and veterinary hematologists.

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice

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Author: Mark A. Mitchell,Thomas N. Tully

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416001190

Category: Medical

Page: 546

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This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential information on the care and treatment of exotic pets. Coverage includes common health and nutritional issues, as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotic animals.

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara

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Author: Justin L. Rheubert,Dustin S. Siegel,Stanley E. Trauth

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466579870

Category: Nature

Page: 760

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Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara is a remarkable compendium of chapters written by the world's leading experts from over four continents. The book begins with a chapter recounting historical discoveries in reproductive biology and a review of phylogenetics and up-to-date hypotheses concerning evolutionary relationships among lizards. Following these chapters are detailed reviews with additional new data concerning chemical communication, sexual selection, reproductive cues, female reproductive anatomy, female reproductive cycles, oogenesis, parthenogenesis, male reproductive anatomy, male reproductive cycles, spermatogenesis, reproductive investment, viviparity and placentation, multiple paternity, and parental care. The book culminates in two chapters on tuatara reproduction giving unique insight into evolutionary patterns in reproductive biology in squamates and tuatara. This is an essential resource for anyone studying reproduction in reptiles and/or vertebrates and offers a fascinating read for those interested in reproductive biology.

Veterinary Cytology

Dog, Cat, Horse and Cow: Self-Assessment Color Review

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Author: Kathleen Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840765682

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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This book offers a sampling of cytological features and patterns as an aid to study, revision and continuing education for veterinarians in practice and training, for veterinary students, nurses, and technicians. The cases are presented randomly, are illustrated by 267 photomicrographs in full color, and appear as self-assessment questions and detailed explanatory answers. Species covered include the dog, the cat, and the horse, with additional material on the cow.

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Snakes

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Author: Robert D. Aldridge,David M. Sever

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439858330

Category: Nature

Page: 772

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Offering coverage of a wide range of topics on snake reproduction and phylogeny, this comprehensive book discusses everything from primordial germ migration in developing embryos to semelparity (death after reproduction) in the aspic viper. Beginning with a review of the history of snake reproductive studies, it presents new findings on development, placentation, spermatogenesis, male and female reproductive anatomy, hormonal control of reproduction, reproductive cycles, sex pheromones, and parental care. An indispensible reference, this book offers comparative chapters on snake phylognetics examining morphological characteristics alongside strictly molecular concerns. It is rife with illustrations and color plates.

Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry

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Author: Kevin M. Wright,Brent R. Whitaker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780894649172

Category: Nature

Page: 499

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This work is designed to introduce veterinary practitioners to the diagnosis and treatment of disease in captive amphibians. It covers various aspects of amphibian captive husbandry and propagation while providing the reader with a foundation on which to evaluate a given husbandry routine. The diagnosis of disease in amphibians by the application of basic clinicopathologic techniques is discussed, and infectious, metabolic, nutritional, neoplastic and idiopathic disorders of amphibians are also covered.

Handbook of Avian Medicine

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Author: Thomas N. Tully,G. M. Dorrestein,Alan K. Jones

Publisher: Saunders Limited

ISBN: 9780702028748

Category: Medical

Page: 478

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This reference gives the small animal practitioner a complete information source for the basics of avian medicine and surgery. It pulls together the international expertise of the avian veterinary community by incorporating the knowledge of authors world-wide. The first six chapters cover the basic medical information needed to run a primary care avian practice. The focus here is on introductory level material and the average companion animal practice. If you see between one and five birds a week, this text is for you. The later chapters are species-specific and help the veterinarian in evaluating, treating, and/or referring various bird species. The new edition builds on the success of the first edition and includes full colour illustrations throughout. First 6 chapters: cover basic information needed to run a primary care avian practice Later chapters: species-specific helping veterinarians to build up their knowledge in order to evaluate, treat and/or refer Multi-author text combining best practice tips and different techniques from avian experts worldwide: the editors are from 3 different countries and the chapter authors from many more Provides quick access to crucial information for the non-specialist Offers the basics of avian medicine and surgery Fully up-dated throughout Full colour throughout Increase of line drawings and illustrations in general Better quality images Includes practice tip highlights throughout

Atlas of Fish Histology

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Author: Franck Genten,Eddy Terwinghe,André Danguy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781578085446

Category: Science

Page: 223

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Histology is the discipline of biology that involves the microscopic examination of thin stained tissue sections in order to study their structure and correlate it with function. Histology can detect signs of disease not easily recognized on gross examination and can therefore be of interest in fish health supervision. The aim of this volume is to present a general reference guide providing an extensive set of histological images of fishes (about 40 species). This atlas is designed for use by students and researchers, biologists, ichthyologists, fish farmers, veterinarians working in fisheries and, of course, by comparative histologists who want to learn more about the fish world.

Equine Diagnostic Ultrasound

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Author: Virginia B. Reef

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721650234

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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This text provides an overview of the applications of diagnostic ultrasonography in the horse. It discusses the normal anatomical relationships from an ultrasonographic perspective, the techniques utilized to obtain ultrasonographic images, and the lesions or injuries which can be imaged through ultrasound. The use of ultrasonographic information to develop a prognosis and follow the progress of the case is also addressed.

Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis

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Author: Ronald Fayer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849376955

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Cryptosporidiosis is a parasitic disease that strikes humans and domestic animals, ranging from isolated occurrences to epidemics. Infection caused by this parasite can lead to enteric disease and other debilitating conditions that can be life-threatening in immunocompromised animals and humans. Increased recognition of the seriousness of cryptosporidiosis has aroused the concern of public health, medical, veterinary, and research communities. Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis is the only text to specifically address this disease-its diagnosis, epidemiology, waterborne events, prevention and treatment, immunity, biochemistry, cultivation, laboratory animal models, and molecular biology. This book summarizes data on taxonomy, life cycles, morphology, host species, and control methods of cryptosporidiosis. It addresses the latest industry trends-developing disinfectants, medications, and water purification methods-and also academic trends-diagnostics, immune responses, biochemistry, and molecular biology research.

Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles

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Author: Stephen P. Mackessy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420008661

Category: Nature

Page: 528

View: 6173

The Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles offers "one-stop shopping" to all biologists, biochemists, toxicologists, physicians, clinicians, and epidemiologists, and informed laypersons interested in the biology of venomous reptiles, the biochemistry and molecular biology of venoms, and the effects and treatment of human envenomation. This book examines the topic generally, provides an overview of the current taxonomy of these reptiles, explains the similarities and differences in the venom delivery apparatus in different groups of reptiles, reviews state-of-the-art knowledge about specific venom components and their action, and summarizes effects of envenomation and treatment in humans on different continents. Produced by leading toxinologists, biologists, biochemists, and physicians from 12 countries, the book provides a broad, international perspective that bridges divergent areas in modern biology. A synthesis of current knowledge about venoms and venomous reptiles, it contains a wealth of illustrations, including an 8-page color insert, that present a view of reptile toxinology from the whole animal to the glands producing venoms to the molecular models and the mechanisms of actions of the toxins themselves. The book provides a context for understanding the range of activities present in venoms and supplies detailed information on many enzymes and toxins found in them, bringing into focus the worldwide extent of the occurrence and complexity of human envenomations by reptiles. It explores the unique and interesting results produced by collaborations between specialists from very different fields and how they can stimulate new and continued interest in research on venoms and the animals that produce them.

Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry

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Author: Mary Anna Thrall,Glade Weiser,Robin Allison,Terry W. Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118378407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 8471

Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, Second Edition is a well-illustrated, user-friendly reference on veterinary laboratory diagnostic techniques and interpretation. Covering both hematology and chemistry for a wide range of species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, the book provides an overview of these critical veterinary skills. This Second Edition includes many revisions and additions, including new chapters on molecular diagnostics of hematologic malignancies and lipid pathology, updates to reflect advances in diagnostic instrumentation and capabilities, significant revisions to the data interpretation chapter to provide introductory guidance, and current information on immunodiagnostics and laboratory diagnostics of renal, endocrine, and calcium metabolic pathologies. Beginning with the basic principles of laboratory testing and diagnosis, the book moves into in-depth information on hematology and chemistry of common domestic and non-domestic species. Clinical case presentations, supplying case data and offering narrative discussions to promote skills, have been expanded and incorporated into the body of the book. Packed with useful information for veterinary students, technicians, pathologists, and researchers, Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry is an essential addition to any veterinary library.

Colour Atlas of Falcon Medicine

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Author: Ulrich Wernery,Renate Wernery,Joerg Kinne

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 9783899930078

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Written by authors with many years of practical experience in avian medicine this book aims to give an overview of the most important diseases in falcons and birds of prey. Chapters cover haematology, viral diseases, bacterial diseases, fungal diseases, parasitic diseases and other miscellaneous diseases. Clinical symptoms are described as well as pathological and histological findings. A separate chapter deals with the history of falconry in the Middle East and the ongoing protection of the species. The book is fully illustrated containing around 380 photos, and is of interest to practising veterinarians specialising in avian medicine as well as veterinary students, and for professionals working with falcons, researchers, zoologists and biologists. Published by Schluetersche, Germany and distributed by Manson Publishing.