Invertebrate Medicine / Edition 2

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Invertebrate Medicine, Second Edition offers a thorough update to the most comprehensive book on invertebrate husbandry and veterinary care.  Including pertinent biological data for invertebrate species, the book’s emphasis is on providing state-of-the-art information on medicine and the clinical condition.  Invertebrate Medicine, Second Edition is an invaluable guide to the medical care of both captive and wild invertebrate animals.

Coverage includes sponges, jellyfish, anemones, corals, mollusks, starfish, sea urchins, crabs, crayfish, lobsters, shrimp, hermit crabs, spiders, scorpions, and many more, with chapters organized by taxonomy. New chapters provide information on reef systems, honeybees, butterfly houses, conservation, welfare, and sources of invertebrates and supplies. Invertebrate Medicine, Second Edition is an essential resource for veterinarians in zoo animal, exotic animal and laboratory animal medicine; public and private aquarists; and aquaculturists.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Clinicians in laboratory animal medicine will find this book an irreplaceable source of information…. The overall compilation of invertebrate medicine makes this probably the premier text on the subject. I would recommend having a copy in the clinic library." (Veterinary Information Network, May 3, 2006)

"This is the first veterinary textbook devoted exclusively to an in-depth review of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate medicine…. Historically, veterinary medicine has not focused on these animals, however, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates are being presented for veterinary care with increasing frequency.

The chapters are well organized and easy to read. There are good reviews of basic anatomy and husbandry and the text centralized references in one location to interested readers to pursue more in-depth research. The chapter authors have organized information in a format that will be familiar to veterinarians and emphasize disease conditions where these are known.

This is an excellent starting place for clinicians who want to expand their invertebrate medicine practice. It will hopefully inspire others to contribute to this growing area of veterinary medicine." (Avian Practice, Volume 8, Issue 3)

"First of its kind…this highly readable book will be an invaluable aid…sure to become the standard…to which all future works will be compared." (Veterinary Pathology)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813817583
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 1,113,529
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory A. Lewbart, MS, VMD, Dipl. ACZM, is Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Porifera.

Chapter 3. Coelenterates.

Chapter 4. Reef Systems (new chapter to focus on corals/other marine invertebrates in captivity.

Chapter 5. Platyhelminths.

Chapter 6. Gastropods.

Chapter 7. Cephalopods.

Chapter 8. Bivalves.

Chapter 9. Annelids.

Chapter 10. Limulus.

Chapter 11. Spiders.

Chapter 12. Scorpions.

Chapter 13. Crustaceans.

Chapter 14. Myriapods.

Chapter 15. Insects.

Chapter 16. Honey Bees (new chapter).

Chapter 17. Butterfly Houses(new chapter).

Chapter 18. Nematodes.

Chapter 19. Chaetognaths.

Chapter 20. Echinoderms.

Chapter 21. Urochordates.

Chapter 22. Diagnostic Techniques and Sample Handling.

Chapter 23. Laws and Regulations.

Chapter 24. Euthanasia (1E covered as an appendix; separate chapter now appropriate).

Chapter 25. Welfare (new chapter).

Appendix A. Sources of invertebrates and supplies (new appendix).

Appendix B. Neoplasia.

Appendix C. Reportable Diseases

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