Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds
by Nancy J. Thomas, D. Bruce Hunter, Carter T. Atkinson
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.
- The most complete reference on infectious viral, bacterial and fungal diseases in wild birds
- Emphasis on disease processes, epidemiology and recognition
- Offers perspective on the global significance of these diseases and their population impact
- Written by leading researchers and experts from around the world
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