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Field guide to wildlife diseases. Volume 1, General field procedures and diseases of migratory birds

Author: Milton Friend; Cynthia J Laitman; National Wildlife Health Center (U.S.); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1987.
Series: Resource publication (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), 167.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Field Guide to Wildlife Diseases is the first publication to provide wildlife field personnel with current scientific information about wildlife diseases in an easily understandable and eminently practical form. It provides a readable text supported by appropriate illustrations and photographs on how to collect, prepare, and submit wildlife specimens for postmortem examination. In addition, the Guide contains  Read more...
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Field guide to wildlife diseases.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1987-
(OCoLC)761286812
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Friend; Cynthia J Laitman; National Wildlife Health Center (U.S.); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
OCLC Number: 16404543
Notes: No other volume published.
Description: vii, 225 p. : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Foreword. pp. v. Introduction. pp. vii. Section 1. General field procedures: 1. Recording and submitting specimen history data --
2. Specimen collection and preservation --
3. Specimen shipment --
4. Disease control operations --
5. Euthanasia. pp. 1-63. Section 2. Diseases of Migratory Birds. Bacterial diseases: 6. Avian cholera --
7. Avian botulism --
8. Avian tuberculosis --
9. Avian salmonellosis --
10. Chlamydiosis. pp. 69-113. Viral diseases: 11. Duck plague --
12. Inclusion body disease of cranes --
13. Avian pox. pp. 117-141. Fungal diseases: 14. Aspergillosis. pp. 145150. Parasitic diseases: 15. Sarcocystis --
16. Gizzard worms --
17. Nasal leaches. pp. 153-171. Toxic disease: 18. Lead poisoning --
19. Oil toxicosis. pp. 175-196. Appendix A. Sample specimen history form. pp. 197. Appendix B. Sources of wildlife disease diagnostic assistance in the United States. pp. 199. Appendix C. Sources of supplies used in collecting, preserving, and shipping specimens. pp. 200. Appendix D. Mammalian dissection illustration and information. pp. 202. Appendix E. Common and scientific names of wildlife. pp. 205. Glossary of technical terms. pp. 209. Glossary of animal terms. pp. 213. Index. pp. 215-224.
Series Title: Resource publication (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), 167.
Responsibility: Milton Friend, editor ; Cynthia J. Laitman, technical editor ; Randy Stothard Kampen, illustrator (National Wildlife Health Center).

Abstract:

This Field Guide to Wildlife Diseases is the first publication to provide wildlife field personnel with current scientific information about wildlife diseases in an easily understandable and eminently practical form. It provides a readable text supported by appropriate illustrations and photographs on how to collect, prepare, and submit wildlife specimens for postmortem examination. In addition, the Guide contains specific chapters on the major diseases of wild birds. These are written to help field personnel to understand and recognize these diseases and to provide an appropriate course of action involving the integration and utilization of the services of wildlife health specialists.

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