Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds

Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds

Editor(s): Nancy J. Thomas, D. Bruce Hunter, Carter T. Atkinson

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780813828121

Online ISBN: 9780470344668

DOI: 10.1002/9780470344668

About this Book

Free-living birds encounter multiple health hazards brought on by viruses, bacteria, and fungi, some which in turn can significantly impact other animal populations and human health. Newly emerging diseases and new zoonotic forms of older diseases have brought increased global attention to the health of wild bird populations. Recognition and management of these diseases is a high priority for all those involved with wildlife.

Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds provides biologists, wildlife managers, wildlife and veterinary health professionals and students with the most comprehensive reference on infectious viral, bacterial and fungal diseases affecting wild birds. Bringing together contributions from an international team of experts, the book offers the most complete information on these diseases, their history, causative agents, significance and population impact. Focusing on more than just treatment, special emphasis is given to disease processes, recognition and epidemiology.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Viral Diseases

    1. Chapter 5

      Avian Influenza (pages 108–130)

      David E. Stallknecht, Eva Nagy, D. Bruce Hunter and Richard D. Slemons

    2. Chapter 6

      Avian Pox (pages 131–176)

      Charles van Riper and Donald J. Forrester

  2. Part II: Bacterial and Fungal Diseases

    1. Chapter 12

      Avian Cholera (pages 239–269)

      Michael D. Samuel, Richard G. Botzler and Gary A. Wobeser

  3. Part III: Biotoxins

    1. Chapter 22

      Mycotoxicosis (pages 417–430)

      Charlotte F. Quist, Todd Cornish and Roger D. Wyatt

    2. Chapter 23

      Algal Biotoxins (pages 431–455)

      Jan H. Landsberg, Gabriel A. Vargo, Leanne J. Flewelling and Faith E. Wiley

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