Invertebrate Medicine / Edition 1

Invertebrate Medicine / Edition 1

by Gregory A. Lewbart
     
 

Invertebrates make up over 95 percent of the Earth's animal species. For many years, invertebrates have been kept as pets, displayed in aquariums and zoos, used for research and consumed. Despite the wide range of uses and the environmental and economic importance of these species, the veterinary profession has paid relatively little attention to this huge part of the… See more details below

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Invertebrates make up over 95 percent of the Earth's animal species. For many years, invertebrates have been kept as pets, displayed in aquariums and zoos, used for research and consumed. Despite the wide range of uses and the environmental and economic importance of these species, the veterinary profession has paid relatively little attention to this huge part of the animal kingdom.

Invertebrate Medicine is the single most comprehensive resource available today on invertebrate animal medicine. It is not meant to be a definitive natural history of invertebrates, but rather it provides basic biology as well as state-of-the-science information pertaining to medicine and clinical conditions. Coverage includes sponges, jellyfish, anemones, corals, snails, squids, octopuses, clams, oysters, horseshoe crabs, spiders, scorpions, crabs, crayfish, lobsters, shrimp, hermit crabs, centipedes, millipedes, insects, starfish, sea urchins, and dozens more. Although the taxonomic scope is broad, emphasis is on invertebrates harvested for food or maintained in captivity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813818443
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors.

Foreword (Murray E. Fowler).

Preface (Gregory A. Lewbart).

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1. Introduction (Gregory A. Lewbart).

Chapter 2. Sponges (Gregory A. Lewbart).

Chapter 3. Coelenterates (Michael K. Stoskopf).

Chapter 4. Turbellarians (Michael S. Bodri).

Chapter 5. Gastropods (Roxanna Smolowitz).

Chapter 6. Cephalopods (Joseph M. Scimeca).

Chapter 7. Bivalves (Jay F. Levine, Mac Law, and Flavio Corsin).

Chapter 8. Annelids (Gregory A. Lewbart).

Color Plate Section.

Chapter 9. Horseshoe Crabs (Stephen A. Smith).

Chapter 10. Spiders (Romain Pizzi).

Chapter 11. Scorpions (Fredric L. Frye).

Chapter 12. Crustaceans (Edward J. Noga, Amy L. Hancock, and Robert A. Bullis).

Chapter 13. Myriapods (Centipedes and Millipedes) (John R. Chitty).

Chapter 14. Insects (John E. Cooper).

Chapter 15. Nematodes (Michael S. Bodri).

Chapter 16. Chaetognaths (Arrowworms) (Laura Foster).

Chapter 17. Echinoderms (Craig A. Harms).

Chapter 18. Urochordates (Robert S. Bakal).

Chapter 19. Diagnostic Techniques and Sample Handling (Ilze K. Berzins and Roxanna Smolowitz).

Chapter 20. Laws, Rules, and Regulating Agencies for Invertebrates (Daniel S. Dombrowski).

Appendix 1. Invertebrate Neoplasms (Esther C. Peters).

Appendix 2. Diseases of Invertebrates Notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Appendix 3. Euthanasia (Michael J. Murray).

Index.

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