Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases in the Southeastern United States, 3rd Edition
- William R. Davidson
Other contributing authors:
- John R. Fischer
- Victor F. Nettles
- Susan E. Little
- Charlotte F. Quist
- J. Mitchell Lockhart
- Kirk E. Smith
- M. Page Luttrell
- David E. Stallknecht
- Daniel G. Mead
- Michael J. Yabsley
The Field Manual of Wildlife Disease in the Southeastern United States has been a highly-prized source of information for its primary audience of field biologists and others within wildlife resources agencies. Many people, including wildlife health professionals, students, veterinarians, sportsmen, farmers, and ranchers, also turn to this well-designed, highly informative and easy-to-use manual for practical information about diseases of wildlife. The intent of the manual is to aid in the recognition of common wildlife diseases and parasites, to provide guidelines for the collection of diagnostic specimens, and to serve as a field reference when questions on wildlife diseases arise.
The experiences obtained in SCWDS's 40-plus years as the most successful wildlife health partnership program ever developed are clearly evident in the manner of presentation and content of this handbook. Because the book is organized by wildlife species, readers of the Field Manual are instantly directed to the subject of their concern. Or, when the disease or condition is known, it can be quickly located in the index.
Knowledge of the questions most frequently asked by field biologists and others about wildlife diseases has guided the type of information provided in the Field Manual. As a result, this publication is highly practical and user friendly. The illustrations, page size, paper quality, and flexible cover result in a manual that is easily carried for ready reference in a field kit, backpack, camera bag, or glove compartment of a vehicle. The value of the field manual goes beyond field use as it also serves as a ready desktop reference to respond to media and other inquiries where basic information is needed quickly. There are 129 color plates and 14 drawings included to illustrate important identifying characteristics of many diseases or parasites.
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Table of Contents
|Nongame and Miscellaneous Birds||316|
|Issues in Wild Species Outside the Southeast||346|
|Foreign Animal Diseases||381|
|Practices that Alter Disease Risks for Wildlife||389|
|Diseases with Human Health Implications||405|