Common Diseases

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Birds - Text Only

This chapter of the Common Disease of Urban Wildlife contains information regarding a variety of parasitic, bacterial, fungal and viral diseases of birds, and several syndromes with unknown cause.

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Birds (part 1) - Illustrated Chapter

This chapter of the Common Disease of Urban Wildlife contains information regarding a variety of parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases of birds.

Common Diseases of Birds_Part 1.pdf

Birds (part 2) - Illustrated Chapter

This chapter of the Common Disease of Urban Wildlife contains information regarding a variety of fungal and nutritional diseases, toxicity and traumatic injuries of birds, as well as some diseases of unknown aetiology.

Common Diseases of Birds_Part 2.pdf

Mammals - Illustrated Text Kangaroo Capture Myopathy

This chapter of the Common Disease of Urban Wildlife contains information regarding a variety of parasitic, bacterial, fungal and viral diseases of mammals, and several syndromes with unknown cause.

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Mammals - Text Only  

 

This chapter of the Common Disease of Urban Wildlife contains information regarding a variety of parasitic, bacterial, fungal and viral diseases of mammals, and several syndromes with unknown cause.

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Myopathy and Trauma - Illustrated Chapter

This chapter of the Common Disease of Urban Wildlife contains information regarding the impact of trauma and exertional myopathy on wildlife.

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Myopathy and Trauma - Text Only

This chapter of the Common Disease of Urban Wildlife contains information regarding the impact of trauma and exertional myopathy on wildlife.Cunningham Skink

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Reptiles - Illustrated

This chapter of the Common Disease of Urban Wildlife contains information regarding a variety of parasitic, bacterial, fungal and viral diseases of reptiles.

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Reptiles - Text Only

Disease of Urban Wildlife contains information regarding a variety of parasitic, bacterial, fungal and viral diseases of reptiles.

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Pathology of Australian Native Wildlife_coverPathology of Australian Native Wildlife

 Philip Ladds, CSIRO Publishing (ISBN: 9780643094444)

Pathology of Australian Native Wildlife brings together in one volume available information on the pathology of Australian native vertebrate wildlife, excluding fish. It provides rapid access to documented information on diseases in Australian wildlife, domiciled either in Australia or overseas.

The book comprises 45 chapters, each detailing pathological changes caused by specific pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminths and ectoparasites, and other injurious agents and conditions such as toxins and neoplasia affecting terrestrial and marine mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Although the aim is to describe morphological (gross and microscopic) changes, the author also indicates history and clinical signs, thus providing guidance as to which lesions should be specifically searched for, and what ancillary testing might be needed to confirm a diagnosis. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs, this will be the essential reference for veterinary pathologists and clinicians, as well as wildlife researchers, zoos, wildlife parks, environmentalists, conservationists and students.

Pathology of Australian Native Wildlife was awarded a 2010 Whitley Certificate of Commendation for Zoological Resource.

 

Medicine of Australian Mammals_coverMedicine of Australian Mammals

Larry Vogelnest and Rupert Woods, CSIRO Publishing (ISBN 9780643091504)

In Medicine of Australian Mammals, more than 30 experts present the most current information available on the medical management of all taxa of Australian native mammals.

This comprehensive text is divided into two parts. The first includes chapters on general topics relevant to the medical management of captive and free-ranging Australian native mammals such as: veterinary considerations for the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release of wildlife; veterinary aspects of hand-rearing orphaned marsupials; marine mammal strandings and the role of the veterinarian; and wildlife health investigation and necropsy of Australian mammals. The second part covers the medicine of specific taxa of Australian native mammals. Detailed information on taxonomy, distribution, biology, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, husbandry, nutrition, physical and chemical restraint, clinical pathology, hand-rearing, diseases, zoonoses, therapeutics, reproductive management and surgery is included.

This practical, one-source reference is complemented by detailed photographs and illustrations, as well as tables listing reproductive and physiological data, diets, haematology and biochemistry values, and drug formularies. Appendices include a checklist of the mammals of Australia and its territories and a guide to the identification of common parasites of Australian mammals.

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Radiology of Australian Mammals

Larry Vogelnest and Graeme Allan, CSIRO Publishing (ISBN 9780643108646)

Interest in the conservation and welfare of Australian native wildlife continues to grow. Veterinarians are frequently presented with injured, diseased or orphaned animals and there is increasing veterinary involvement in conservation programs. In Australia and overseas, Australian mammals are used in research, kept as pets and are popular display and education animals in zoos and fauna parks.

The recognition, diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease in wildlife species present unique challenges for the veterinarian. Radiology is a fundamental diagnostic tool that can be used to further define the nature and extent of injury or disease, guide therapeutic decisions and determine prognosis. An essential aspect of radiology is the recognition and description of abnormal findings. In order to recognise abnormalities, knowledge of normal radioanatomy is necessary. Radiology of Australian Mammals provides a detailed reference on the normal radioanatomy of Australian mammals.

A chapter on radiographic technique covers digital radiography of small species, and restraint and positioning to obtain diagnostic images. This is followed by chapters covering the normal radioanatomy of the short-beaked echidna, platypus, macropods, koala, wombats, dasyurids, possums and gliders, bandicoots and the bilby, and bats. Each chapter includes a detailed description of anatomy relevant to radiography and multiple images of normal radiographs with outlines and annotations identifying relevant structures. A chapter on dental radiology discusses and demonstrates normal dental radioanatomy. The final chapter includes selected radiographic pathology case studies providing an appreciation of radiographic findings seen in some common diseases of Australian mammals. A checklist of the mammals of Australia and its territories and a glossary of abbreviations and terms used for annotation of images complete the volume.