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Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds

Edited By: Carter T Atkinson, Nancy J Thomas and D Bruce Hunter

595 pages, illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 2008 | #176916 | ISBN-13: 9780813820811
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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, heminths, leeches, and arthropod parasites, this volume will provide 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 will fill a unique niche in animal health literature.


Section I: Introduction.1. Parasitism: Costs and Effects (Gary A. Wobeser).Section II: Protozoa.2. Haemoproteus (Carter T. Atkinson).3. Avian Malaria (Carter T. Atkinson).4. Leucocytozoonosis (Donald J. Forrester and Ellis C. Greiner).5. Atoxoplasma, Sarcocystis, and Isospora (Ellis C. Greiner).6. Trichomonosis (Donald J. Forrester and Gary W. Foster).7. Histomonas (William R. Davidson).8. Eimeria (Michael J. Yabsley).9. Disseminated Visceral Coccidiosis in Cranes (Marilyn G. Spalding, James W. Carpenter, and Meliton N. Novilla).10. Cryptosporidium (David S. Lindsay and Byron L. Blagburn).11. Toxoplasma (J. P. Dubey).Section III: Helminths.12. Trematodes (Jane E. Huffman).13. Schistosomes (Jane E. Huffman and Bernard Fried).14. Cestodes (J. Daniel McLaughlin).15. Acanthocephala (Dennis J. Richardson and Brent B. Nickol).16. Eustrongylidosis (Marilyn G. Spalding and Donald J. Forrester).17. Trichostrongylus (Daniel M. Tompkins).18. Dispharynx, Echinuria, and Streptocara (Ramon A. Carreno).19. Tracheal Worms (M. A. Fernando and John R. Barta).20. Amidostomum and Epomidiostomum (Alan M. Fedynich and Nancy J. Thomas).21. Tetrameridosis (John M. Kinsella and Donald J. Forrester).22. Avioserpensosis (John M. Kinsella).23. Heterakis and Ascaridia (Alan M. Fedynich).24. Ascaridoid Nematodes: Contracaecum, Porrocaecum, and Baylisascars (Hans-Peter Fagerholm and Robin M. Overstreet).25. Diplotriaena, Serratospiculum, and Serratospiculoides (Mauritz C. Sterner III and Rebecca A. Cole).26. Filarioid Nematodes (Cheryl M. Bartlett).27. Capillarid Nematodes (Michael J. Yabsley).Section IV: Leeches.28. Leech Parasites of Birds (Ronald W. Davies, Fredric R. Govedich, and William E. Moser).Section V: Arthropods.29. Phthiraptera, the Chewing Lice (Dale H. Clayton, Richard J. Adams, and Sarah E. Bush).30. Acariasis (Danny B. Pence).31. Black Flies (Diptera:Simulidae) (Douglas C. Currie and D. Bruce Hunter).32. Myiasis in Wild Birds (Susan E. Little)

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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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