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Beschreibung

Gary Wobeser's successful book from 1994 has been completely updated and enlarged in a new second edition. An in-depth overview of the available techniques for the investigation and management of disease in free-ranging animals is provided. The subjects are illustrated with examples drawn from around the world, with emphasis on the special requirements involved in working with wild animals. The book draws on the author's training as a wildlife biologist.



Klappentext

Wildlife diseases have become increasingly important recently due to their effect upon human health, veterinary medicine, wildlife, and conservation biology.

Gary Wobeser's successful book from 1994 has been completely updated and enlarged in a new second edition. An in-depth overview of the available techniques for the investigation and management of disease in free-ranging animals is provided. The subjects are illustrated with examples drawn from around the world, with emphasis on the special requirements involved in working with wild animals. Techniques are assessed critically with regard to their efficacy and effectiveness. The book draws on the author's training as a wildlife biologist and veterinarian and his experience over four decades with wildlife disease.

From the reviews of the first edition

"... has done an admirable job of outlining the problems associated with diagnosing and controlling disease in wildlife populations. ... The author has commendably presented a difficult topic and has shown that the usually successful approach to treating disease in domestic animals is extremely difficult and rarely successful in wildlife populations. ... I recommend this book to all who are looking for an introduction to the investigation and managment of disease in wildlife." (Canadian Veterinary Journal)"... the author has made a major contribution to the field by providing a conceptual framework for wildlife disease investigations and by highlighting the inadequacies that often exist. His willingness to challenge dogma and constructively present perspectives based on a combination of extensive literature review, personal experiences, and beliefs is one of the values of this well organized and easy to read publication. ... this publication should be read by biologists, administrators, and disease specialists having responsibility for combatting disease in populations of free-living wildlife." (Journal of Wildlife Diseases)



Zusammenfassung
This book arose out of teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in wildlife diseases. It, in some ways, chronicles my involvement in the inves- gation and diagnosis of diseases in free-ranging wildlife, primarily in western and northern Canada, since the 1960s. It also, perhaps, reflects the devel- ment of wildlife disease study as a discipline. Much of the earlier work in this field was purely descriptive, documenting the occurrence of various diseases in wild animals. I have chosen to retain references to some older and obscure information in this second edition because this body of work provides the foundation for a more analytical approach. The literature on health problems in free-ranging animals is expanding rapidly. I am gratified that the theor- ical and quantitative aspects of wildlife disease are receiving more attention than in the past, and that role of disease as a factor in population biology is being analyzed. My hope for the first edition of this book was that it would serve as an overview of the study of disease in wild animals and of methods that might be used to manage health problem. It was, and is, not intended to be a how-to book or an encyclopedic reference to the literature on disease; rather it is intended as a seed crystal around which the reader can build. The inquiries I have received about a second edition suggest that it has been useful.

Inhalt
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION 1. Disease and epizootiology - basic principles 2. Special problems in working with free-living animals SECTION II: DISEASE INVESTIGATION 3. Identifying and defining a disease 4. Collecting population data 5 Defining environmental variables 6. Formulating and testing hypotheses 7. Samples, sampling and sample collection 8. Investigation of disease outbreaks and chronic or inapparent disease 9. Records and record keeping SECTION III: DISEASE MANAGEMENT 10. Disease management general principles 11. Management of the causative agent/factor or its vector 12. Disease management through manipulation of the host population 13. Disease management through treatment and immunization 14. Disease management through environmental modification 15. Disease management through influencing human activities 16. Emergency and integrated management programs 17. Assessing the effectiveness of a disease management program Common and scientific names of animals REFERENCES INDEX

Produktinformationen

Titel: Disease in Wild Animals
Untertitel: Investigation and Management
Autor:
EAN: 9783540489788
ISBN: 978-3-540-48978-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Springer
Genre: Biologie
Anzahl Seiten: 393
Veröffentlichung: 03.04.2007
Jahr: 2007
Auflage: 2nd ed. 2007
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.6 MB