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Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds

By: Carter T Atkinson(Editor), Nancy J Thomas(Editor), D Bruce Hunter(Editor)
595 pages, illus
Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds
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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 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.


Preface vii
Contributors ix

Section I Introduction
1. Parasitism: Costs and Effects 3

Section II Protozoa
2. Haemoproteus 13
3. Avian Malaria 35
4. Leucocytozoonosis 54
5. Isospora, Atoxoplasma, and Sarcocystis 108
6. Trichomonosis 120
7. Histomonas 154
8. Eimeria 162
9. Disseminated Visceral Coccidiosis in Cranes 181
10. Cryptosporidium 195
11. Toxoplasma 204

Section III Helminths
12. Trematodes 225
13. Schistosomes 246
14. Cestodes 261
15. Acanthocephala 277
16. Eustrongylidosis 289
17. Trichostrongylus 316
18. Dispharynx, Echinuria, and Streptocara 326
19. Tracheal Worms 343
20. Amidostomum and Epomidiostomum 355
21. Tetrameridosis 376
22. Avioserpensosis 384
23. Heterakis and Ascaridia 388
24. Ascaridoid Nematodes: Contracaecum, Porrocaecum, and Baylisascaris 413
25. Diplotriaena, Serratospiculum, and Serratospiculoides 434
26. Filarioid Nematodes 439
27. Capillarid Nematodes 463

Section IV Leeches
28. Leech Parasites of Birds 501

Section V Arthropods
29. Phthiraptera, the Chewing Lice 515
30. Acariasis 527
31. Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) 537
32. Myiasis in Wild Birds 546

Index 557

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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 commercial poultry, West Nile Virus in owls, and diseases of mink.

By: Carter T Atkinson(Editor), Nancy J Thomas(Editor), D Bruce Hunter(Editor)
595 pages, illus
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