Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128053065

Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals

1st Edition

Editors: Karen Terio Denise McAloose Judy St. Leger
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128053065
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2018
Page Count: 1216
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Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals is a comprehensive resource for veterinarians and scientists covering the basic pathology of zoo and wildlife species, including a wide scope of animals, disease types and geographic regions. It is the definitive book for students, biologists, scientists, physicians, veterinary clinicians and pathologists working with non-domestic species in a variety of settings, including zoos, privately owned "exotic" pets or collections, laboratory animal settings, animal rehabilitation centers, and in the wild. General chapters include information on performing necropsies, proper techniques to meet the specialized needs of forensic cases, and interpretation of ancillary diagnostics in non-traditional species.

Each chapter and section provides information about a disease at multiple levels, including gross and histologic lesions and information on pathogenesis and optimal diagnostic sampling. For each specific group of animals, information on unique gross and microscopic anatomical features are provided to further assist the reader in deciding whether differences from the domestic animal paradigm are "normal." Additional online content includes access to scanned histologic slides of specific "classic" diseases, providing more information than is available in a single image.

Key Features

  • Presents a single resource on performing necropsies in a variety of settings
  • Describes unique gross and microscopic anatomical variations among species/taxa to assist in understanding normal features often mistaken for abnormalities
  • Includes the pathology of common diseases among Orders and Taxa, with chapters consistently organized by gross, histologic features and disease pathogenesis
  • Contains full-color illustrations and diagrams that illustrate pathological concepts and diseases in high-quality images


Veterinary pathologists; zoo and wildlife clinicians; wildlife biologists, students, residents, and fellows in zoo, wildlife, veterinary, exotic pet medicine and pathology and academic environments; wildlife biologists; scientists in laboratory settings and laboratory animal settings; Physicians in public health and infectious disease; Zoologists, Conservation biologists, Comparative pathologists, Osteologists, Comparative anatomists

Table of Contents

1. History of Wildlife Pathology

Linda Lowenstine, DVM, PhD, DACVP

2. Necropsy Examination and Outbreak Investigations

Denise McAloose, VMD, DACVP

Carol Meteyer, DVM, DACVP

Teri Rowles, DVM, PhD

3. Forensic Wildlife Pathology

Tabitha Viner, DVM, DACVP

Rebecca Ann Kagan, DVM, DACVP

4. Laboratory Diagnostics

Bruce Rideout, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Allan P. Pessier, DVM, DACVP

Josephine Braun, DVM, DrMedVet

5. Basic Clinical Pathology

Nicole I. Stacy, DVM, DrMedVet, DACVP

Charlotte Hollinger, VMD, MS, DACVP
Judy St. Leger, DVM, DACVP

6. Comparative Inflammatory Responses of Non-mammals

Karen Terio, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Alisa L. Newton, VMD, DACVP

Allan P. Pessier, DVM, DACVP

7. Cervidae

Elizabeth W. Howerth DVM, PhD, DACVP

Nicole Nemeth DVM, PhD, DACVP

Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis, PD, Dr. med. vet., DipECZM (Wildl. Pop. Health)

8. Camelidae

Dalen Agnew, DVM, PhD, DACVP

9. Suidae, Tayassuidae (19)

Timothy Walsh, DVM, DACVP

10. Bovidae, Antilocapridae, Giraffidae, Hippopotmidae, Tragulidae (34)

Megan E. B. Jones, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Emily Lane BVSc, MPhil, DACVP

Bruce Rideout, DVM, PhD, DACVP

11. Canidae and Hyenidae

Michael Kevin Keel, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP

12. Felidae

Karen Terio, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Emily Lane BVSc, MPhil, DACVP

Denise McAloose, VMD, DACVP

13. Mustelidae

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP

14. Procyonidae, Viverridae and Ursidae

Erik Ågren, DVM, Dipl. ECVP, DipECZM

15. Prosimians

Denise McAloose, VMD, DACVP

Ilse H. Stalis, DVM, DACVP

16. New World and Old World Monkeys

Kerstin Mätz-Rensing, DVM

Linda Lowenstine, DVM, PhD, DACVP

17. Apes

Linda Lowenstine, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Karen Terio, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Rita McManamon, DVM

18. Proboscidea

Jennifer Landolfi, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Scott P. Terrell, DVM, DACVP

19. Perissodactyla

Mary Duncan, BVMS, PhD, DACVP, MRCVS

20. Monotremes and Marsupials

Damien P. Higgins, BVSc, MVetStud, PhD

Karrie Rose DVM, DVSC

David M. Spratt, DVM, BSc, MSc, PhD

21. Lagamorphs & Rodentia & Hyracoidea

Martha A. Delaney, DVM, MS, DACVP

Jamie L. Rothenburger, DVM, MVS, DACVP

Piper M. Treuting, DVM, MS, DACVP

22. Xenartha, Erinacoemorpha, Eutheria, Afrotheria

Dalen Agnew, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Sally A. Nofs, DVM

23. Cetacea, Phocena, Kogiidae, Mysticetes

Judy St. Leger, DVM, DACVP


24. Pinnipeds

Kathleen Colegrove, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Prof. h. c. Dr. Ursula Siebert

Kathy A. Burek-Huntington, DVM, MS, DACVP

Wendi Roe BVSc (Dist), BSc, DACVP, PhD

25. Sirenia

Helen Owen, BVMS, DACVP

Martine de Wit, DVM

Mark Flint BVSc, BSc(Hons), MApplSc, MPhil, PhD

26. Chiroptera

Lisa L. Farina, DVM, DACVP

Julia S. Lankton DVM, DACVP

27. Struthioniformes

Dale A. Smith, DVM, DVSc

28. Sphenisciformes, Gaviiformes, Podiceipediformes, Procellariiformes, Pelecaniformes

Mark F. Stidworthy, MA, VetMB, PhD, FRCPath, MRCVS

Daniela Denk, Dr med vet, MRCVS, DiplECVP

29. Phoenicopteriformes

Elizabeth Buckles, DVM, PhD, DACVP

30. Anseriformes, Ciconiiformes, Charadriiformes, Gruiformes

Heather Fenton DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Elizabeth W. Howerth DVM, PhD, DACVP

Rita McManamon, DVM

31. Birds of Prey

Arno Wuenschmann, DMV, DVM, DACVP

Linda Lowenstine, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Rüdiger Korbel

Anibal Armien, DMV, DACVP

Jörg Kinne, DMV, ESVP

H.L. Shivaprasad, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACPV

Ursula Höfle, DMV

32. Galliformes, Columbiformes

H.L. Shivaprasad, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACPV

Monique S. França, DVM, PhD, DACPV, DACVP

Rocio Crespo, DVM, MS, DVSc, DACPV 

Heather Fenton DVM, MVSc, DACVP

33. Psittaciformes, Coliiformes, Musophagiformes, Cuculiformes

Drury Reavill, DVM, DABVP (Avian and Reptile & Amphibian Practice), DACVP

Gerry M. Dorrestein, DVM, PhD, dip vet path KNMVD, DECZM (avian)

34. Passeriformes, Trochiliformes, Coraciiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Apodiformes, Piciformes

John Trupkiewicz, DVM, DACVP

Michael M. Garner, DVM, DACVP

Carles Juan-Salles, LV, DACVP

35. Chelonia

Dale A. Smith, DVM, DVSc

36. Crocodilia

Kenneth Conley, DVM, DACVP

Cathy Shilton, BSc, DVM, DVSc

37. Lacertilia

Francesco C. Origgi, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVM (Virology), DECZM (Herpetology)

38. Serpentis

Robert Ossiboff, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Michael M. Garner, DVM, DACVP

39. Amphibia

Allan P. Pessier, DVM, DACVP

40. Osteichthyes (Freshwater & Marine)

Salvatore Frasca Jr., VMD, PhD, DACVP

Jeffrey Wolf, DVM, DACVP

Michael J. Kinsel, DVM, DACVP

Alvin C. Camus, DVM, PhD

LTC Eric D. Lombardini, VMD, DACVPM, DACVP

41. Chondrichthes

Nancy Stedman, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Michael M. Garner, DVM, DACVP

42. Invertebrates

Alisa L. Newton, VMD, DACVP

Roxanna Smolowitz, DVM


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About the Editor

Karen Terio

As a member of the Zoological Pathology Program (ZPP), Dr. Terio provides comprehensive pathology services to the Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo, John G. Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo as well as to local, national and international wildlife agencies and conservation programs. Her research focuses on the pathogenesis of diseases affecting free-ranging and captive wild animal populations. She serves as an advisor for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Felid Taxon Advisory Group, several individual felid Species Survival Plans (SSP), the Chimpanzee SSP as well as for in situ conservation programs including the Cheetah Conservation Fund and the Gombe Ecosystem Health Project.

Affiliations and Expertise

Zoological Pathology Program, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Brookfield, IL, USA

Denise McAloose

Dr. McAloose directs the pathology and molecular diagnostic laboratories at the WCS, which provide diagnostic services and consultation to the organization’s 4 zoos and aquarium in New York City and their local and international conservation projects in over 40 countries. She is an advisor for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Felid Taxon Advisory Group and individual felid and canid Species Survival Plans (SSP) as well as a member of the National Marine Fisheries Services/National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Working Group for Unusual Marine Mammal Mortality Events. She is also a Senior Courtesy Lecturer at Cornell University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pathology Department, Wildlife Conservation Society, Zoological Health Program, Bronx, NY, USA

Judy St. Leger

Dr. St. Leger is a graduate of the veterinary school at Cornell University and completed her residency training at the UC Davis diagnostic laboratory in San Bernardino, California. Her work includes investigations in health of aquatic animals and birds, such as marine mammal viral screening, pathogenesis of select infectious agents in marine species, and killer whale disease concerns. Dr. St. Leger has published many scientific manuscripts and is a frequent lecturer on topics related to pathology of marine species. She is a board member of the CL Davis Foundation and the SeaWorld–Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, and a scientific advisory board member for the Morris Animal Foundation. Dr. St. Leger is a past associate editor for the journal Veterinary Pathology and past president of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM).

Affiliations and Expertise

Research and Science, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, San Diego, CA, USA

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