Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds
Nancy J. Thomas, DVM, MS, DACVP; D. Bruce Hunter, DVM, MSc; Carter T. Atkinson, PhD

Guest Review by Ned Gentz, DVM, MS, DACZM, Albuquerque Biological Park, Albuquerque, NM Star
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This book started out as a long-overdue second edition of the classic 1971 text, Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds, but it grew so large that the parasitic diseases portion had to be dropped, hopefully to be picked up at a later date in a separate volume. This new book ably serves as a companion text to the other recently updated editions of Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals (3rd edition) and Parasitic Diseases of Wild Mammals (2nd edition), both published in 2001 and both previously reviewed on VIN.

The book is divided into three main sections: viral diseases (including Newcastle disease, duck plague, avian influenza, and pox), bacterial and fungal diseases (including avian cholera, salmonellosis, avian tuberculosis, chlamydiosis, and aspergillosis), and biotoxins (including botulism, mycotoxins, and algal toxicosis). Many of the individual chapters are updates from the original book, but several diseases (such as circovirus, papillomavirus, and polyomavirus) not covered in the first book are included here.

The book benefits greatly from having every chapter follow the same general outline: disease history, distribution, host range, etiology, epizootiology, clinical signs, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, public health concerns, domestic animal health concerns, management implications, control, and treatment. Treatment is not emphasized.

Most chapters make fine use of tables, especially of species lists most commonly affected by that particular disease.

I strongly recommend this much-anticipated text to any veterinarian, biologist, ecologist, or zoologist who works with birds (especially the wild species). This book would also find a good home in the library of any nature or wildlife center.

Table of Contents

Viral Diseases

  • Chapter 1: Newcastle Disease
  • Chapter 2: Arbovirus
  • Chapter 3: Avian Herpesviruses
  • Chapter 4: Duck Plague
  • Chapter 5: Avian Influenza
  • Chapter 6: Avian Pox
  • Chapter 7: Orthoreoviruses
  • Chapter 8: Avian Adenoviruses
  • Chapter 9: Circovirus
  • Chapter 10: Papillomaviruses and Polyomaviruses
  • Chapter 11: Retroviral Infections

Bacterial and Fungal Diseases

  • Chapter 12: Avian Cholera
  • Chapter 13: Salmonellosis
  • Chapter 14: Avian Tuberculosis
  • Chapter 15: Avian Chlamydiosis
  • Chapter 16: Mycoplasmosis
  • Chapter 17: Erysipelas
  • Chapter 18: Borrelia
  • Chapter 19: Tularemia
  • Chapter 20: Aspergillosis

Biotoxins

  • Chapter 21: Avian Botulism
  • Chapter 22: Mycotoxicosis
  • Chapter 23: Algal Biotoxins

Blackwell Publishing (2007).

7 x 10 inch format, hardcover. 496 pages, 73 illustrations.

ISBN-10: 0813828120.

 ISBN-13: 9780813828121.


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Drug Therapy for Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat
 
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Date Published: June 11, 2007

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