Pathology of Australian Native Wildlife

Pathology of Australian Native Wildlife

Language: English

Pages: 648

ISBN: 064309444X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Pathology of Australian Native Wildlife brings together in one volume all of the available information on the anatomical pathology of Australian native vertebrate wildlife, excluding fish. It provides rapid access to documented information on diseases in Australian wildlife, domiciled in Australia as well as overseas, and will facilitate accurate diagnosis.

The book comprises 45 chapters, each detailing pathological changes found in diseases caused by particular aetiological agents such as viruses, bacteria and nematode parasites in terrestrial and marine mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Although the aim is to describe morphological (gross and microscopic) changes, an attempt has also been made to indicate history and clinical signs that might suggest a particular disease, aetiological agent or pathological process, thus providing guidance as to which lesions should be searched for, and what ancillary testing might be needed to confirm a diagnosis.

Illustrated throughout with color photographs, this will be an invaluable reference for veterinary pathologists and clinicians, as well as wildlife researchers, zoos and wildlife parks, environmentalists and conservationists, and students.

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signs such as ataxia and torticollis (Martin 1996). In association with a severe outbreak of AI in domestic poultry in central New South Wales, however, no clinical signs were observed in seropositive emu chicks on the same farm (Reece 2003). In Adelie penguins in Antarctica, a possible but ‘tenuous’ association between AI antibody and mortality of chicks was suggested (Morgan and Westbury 1981). Gross findings As with clinical signs, the non-pathogenic nature of AI virus infection in wild birds

burrowing frog (Speare and Smith 1992). In subsequent experiments the virus was shown to be capable of infecting two other native anurans, the northern banjo frog and the broad-palmed frog (Cullen et al. 1995), as well as one species of fish in fresh or saltwater (Moody and Owens 1994). Additionally, serological studies have revealed antibodies against BIV and related ranaviruses in the sera of cane toads (Zupanovic et al. 1998), thus emphasising the possibility that several species may act as

reports published to 1986 revealed that lesions were seen most frequently in spleen and lymph node and less often in bone, the respiratory system then liver, in that order (Donovan 1988). In subsequent reports, involvement of the skin and subcutis is described more often, perhaps indicating caution in earlier reports of incriminating acid-fast bacilli as the primary pathogen in view of their ubiquitous nature and frequent identification in contaminated superficial lesions, together with other

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