Invertebrate Medicine, Second Edition
offers a thorough update to the most comprehensive book on invertebrate husbandry and veterinary care. Including pertinent biological data for invertebrate species, the book’s emphasis is on providing state-of-the-art information on medicine and the clinical condition. Invertebrate Medicine, Second Edition
is an invaluable guide to the medical care of both captive and wild invertebrate animals.
Coverage includes sponges, jellyfish, anemones, corals, mollusks, starfish, sea urchins, crabs, crayfish, lobsters, shrimp, hermit crabs, spiders, scorpions, and many more, with chapters organized by taxonomy. New chapters provide information on reef systems, honeybees, butterfly houses, conservation, welfare, and sources of invertebrates and supplies. Invertebrate Medicine, Second Edition is an essential resource for veterinarians in zoo animal, exotic animal and laboratory animal medicine; public and private aquarists; and aquaculturists.
- Offers detailed coverage of invertebrate medicine and the clinical assessment of these species
- Focuses on cutting-edge information on husbandry and veterinary care for sponges, jellyfish, corals, anemones, starfish, spiders, crustaceans, insects and more
- Includes new chapters on reef systems, honeybees, butterfly houses, conservation, welfare, and sources of invertebrates and supplies
- Provides the most comprehensive reference available on invertebrates, with chapters organized by taxonomy
- Presents relevant biological data for the species covered
- Encompasses both captive and wild invertebrates, with both terrestrial and aquatic species covered
Gregory A. Lewbart, MS, VMD, Dipl. ACZM, is Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.
Table of contents:
|Chapter 1. Introduction.|
Chapter 2. Porifera.
Chapter 3. Coelenterates.
Chapter 4. Reef Systems (new chapter to focus on corals/other marine invertebrates in captivity.
Chapter 5. Platyhelminths.
Chapter 6. Gastropods.
Chapter 7. Cephalopods.
Chapter 8. Bivalves.
Chapter 9. Annelids.
Chapter 10. Limulus.
Chapter 11. Spiders.
Chapter 12. Scorpions.
Chapter 13. Crustaceans.
Chapter 14. Myriapods.
Chapter 15. Insects.
|Chapter 16. Honey Bees (new chapter).|
Chapter 17. Butterfly Houses(new chapter).
Chapter 18. Nematodes.
Chapter 19. Chaetognaths.
Chapter 20. Echinoderms.
Chapter 21. Urochordates.
Chapter 22. Diagnostic Techniques and Sample Handling.
Chapter 23. Laws and Regulations.
Chapter 24. Euthanasia (1E covered as an appendix; separate chapter now appropriate).
Chapter 25. Welfare (new chapter).
Appendix A. Sources of invertebrates and supplies (new appendix).
Appendix B. Neoplasia.
Appendix C. Reportable Diseases