Under the Microscope

Microscope Use and Pathogen Identification in Birds and Reptiles

Author: Danny Brown

Publisher: Abk Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 53

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This 56 page, soft cover new title from ABK Publications? most prolific author, Dr Danny Brown, is truly a ?little gem? of a book.This easy-to-read reference has been produced to provide basic training in microscope use and pathogen identification for those aviculturists and herpetologists with the desire to take control of the potential health problems in their collections. It will also improve their management procedures and support in responsible medication practices by using a more scientific and educated approach.This title will also become a necessary and useful reference for all veterinarians and veterinary students and is the ideal companion to Dr Mike Cannon?s A Guide to Basic Health and Disease in Birds (Revised).
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A Guide to Australian Geckos & Pygopods

Author: Danny Brown

Publisher: ABK Publications

ISBN: 0975820060

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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Detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian gecko and pygopod species including individual chapters on Bynoe’s and Desert Cave, Dtellas and House Geckos, Giant Cave and Giant Tree Geckos, Knob-tailed, Leaf-tailed, Spiny-tailed, Ring-tailed, Small Terrestrial, Thick-tailed and Velvet Geckos and the pygopods including Delma’s, Scaly-footed and Burton’s Legless Lizards. General Husbandry chapters cover stock selection, handling and hygiene, transportation, security and safety, quarantine, indoor and outdoor enclosure options, enclosure size, compatibility, ventilation, substrate choices, hide sites, enclosure enrichment, heating, lighting, thermostats, invertebrate and vertebrate food items, artificial diets, culturing insect foods, dietary supplements and dealing with feeding problems. Breeding chapters include visual sexing techniques, other sexing techniques including some revolutionary new methods, courtship and mating, cooling and separation, reproductive strategies, caring for gravid females, nest facilities, egg management, artificial incubation facilities and regimes, temperature dependent sex determination, and hatchling care. Complete with a comprehensive health and disease chapter.
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A Guide to Australian Monitors in Captivity

Author: Danny Brown

Publisher: ABK Publications

ISBN: 0975820079

Category: Pets

Page: 263

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Detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian monitor species including individual chapters on Large Terrestrial and Arboreal Monitors, Rock, Small Terrestrial, Small and Medium Arboreal and Water Monitors. General Husbandry chapters cover stock selection, handling and hygiene, transportation, security and safety, quarantine, indoor and outdoor enclosure options, enclosure size, compatibility, ventilation, substrate choices, hide sites, enclosure enrichment, heating, lighting, thermostats, invertebrate and vertebrate food items, artificial diets, culturing insect foods, dietary supplements and dealing with feeding problems. Breeding chapters include visual sexing techniques, other sexing techniques including some revolutionary new methods, courtship and mating, cooling and separation, reproductive strategies, caring for gravid females, nest facilities, egg management, artificial incubation facilities and regimes, temperature dependent sex determination, and hatchling care. Complete with a comprehensive health and disease chapter.
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Grassfinches in Australia

Author: Joseph Michael Forshaw,Mark Shephard,Anthony Pridham

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643096345

Category: Nature

Page: 318

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The only up-to-date, fully illustrated monograph on all Australian species of grass finches. This book will appeal to the interested ornithologists, the wildlife art book collector and the avicultural market. In this volume Joseph Forshaw, Mark Shephard and Anthony Pridham have summarised our present knowledge of each species, and have given readers a visual appreciation of the birds in their natural habitats and in aviculture. The resulting combination of superb artwork and scientifically accurate text ensures that this volume will become the standard reference work on Australian grass finches. Also included are text illustrations by Frank Knight.
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A guide to-- basic health & disease in birds

their management, care & well-being

Author: Michael J. Cannon

Publisher: Abk Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 111

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Since its first publication in 1996, A Guide to Basic Health & Disease in Birds has proven to be one of the most sought after and respected titles worldwide in this generic range of avian publications. It is a credit to the author, Dr Michael Cannon. His devotion and concern for all aspects of avian health and husbandry have again been reflected in this revised edition.
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The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Carnivores of the World

Author: Donald W. Duszynski,Jana Kvičerová,R Scott Seville

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128113502

Category: Medical

Page: 315

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The fundamental concept of The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Carnivores of the World is to provide an up-to-date reference guide to the identification, taxonomy, and known biology of apicomplexan intestinal and tissue parasites of carnivores including, but not limited to, geographic distribution, prevalence, sporulation, prepatent and patent periods, site(s) of infection in the definitive and (if known) intermediate hosts, endogenous development, cross-transmission, pathology, phylogeny, and (if known) their treatments. These data will allow easy parasite recognition with a summation of virtually everything now known about the biology of each parasite species covered. The last (very modest) and only treatise published on this subject was in 1981 so this book fills a fundamental gap in our knowledge of what is now known, and what is not, about the coccidian parasites that infect and sometimes kill carnivores and/or their prey that can harbor intermediate stages, including many domestic and game animals. Offers line drawings and photomicrographs of many parasite species that will allow easy diagnosis and identification by both laypersons and professionals (veterinarians, wildlife biologists, etc.) Presents a complete historical rendition of all known publications on carnivore coccidia for all carnivore families and evaluates the scientific and scholarly merit of each apicomplexan species relative to the current body of knowledge Provides a complete species analysis and their known biology of all coccidia described from each carnivore lineage and species Reviews the most current taxonomy of carnivores and their phylogenetic relationships to help assess host-specificity patterns that may be apparent Evaluates what little cross-transmission work is available to help understand the complexities of those coccidians that use two hosts (e.g., Sarcocystis, Besnoitia, and others) Provides known treatments for the various parasite genera/species
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Reptile Medicine and Surgery - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Divers,Douglas R. Mader

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 141606477X

Category: Medical

Page: 1264

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This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI
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Fundamental Medical Mycology

Author: Errol Reiss,H. Jean Shadomy,G. Marshall Lyon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118101766

Category: Science

Page: 648

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Medical mycology deals with those infections in humans, and animals resulting from pathogenic fungi. As a separate discipline, the concepts, methods, diagnosis, and treatment of fungal diseases of humans are specific. Incorporating the very latest information concerning this area of vital interest to research and clinical microbiologists,Fundamental Medical Mycology balances clinical and laboratory knowledge to provide clinical laboratory scientists, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows with in-depth coverage of each fungal disease and its etiologic agents from both the laboratory and clinical perspective. Richly illustrated throughout, the book includes numerous case presentations.
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Author: Gary R. Mullen,Lance A. Durden

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080919693

Category: Science

Page: 637

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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Second Edition, has been fully updated and revised to provide the latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance. Each chapter is structured with the student in mind, organized by the major headings of Taxonomy, Morphology, Life History, Behavior and Ecology, Public Health and Veterinary Importance, and Prevention and Control. This second edition includes separate chapters devoted to each of the taxonomic groups of insects and arachnids of medical or veterinary concern, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Internationally recognized editors Mullen and Durden include extensive coverage of both medical and veterinary entomological importance. This book is designed for teaching and research faculty in medical and veterinary schools that provide a course in vector borne diseases and medical entomology; parasitologists, entomologists, and government scientists responsible for oversight and monitoring of insect vector borne diseases; and medical and veterinary school libraries and libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology. Follows in the tradition of Herm's Medical and Veterinary Entomology The latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance Two separate indexes for enhanced searchability: Taxonomic and Subject New to this edition: Three new chapters Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods Forensic Entomology Molecular Tools in Medical and Veterinary Entomology 1700 word glossary Appendix of Arthropod-Related Viruses of Medical-Veterinary Importance Numerous new full-color images, illustrations and maps throughout
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