Disease in Wild Animals, Investigation and Management, 2nd Edition

Disease in Wild Animals, Investigation and Management, 2nd Edition PDF

By Gary A. Wobeser

Disease in Wild Animals, Investigation and Management, 2nd Edition PDF. Wildlife diseases have become increasingly important recently due to their effect upon human health, veterinary medicine, wildlife, and conservation biology.

Gary Wobeser’s successful book from 1994 has been completely updated and enlarged in a new second edition. An in-depth overview of the available techniques for the investigation and management of disease in free-ranging animals is provided. The subjects are illustrated with examples drawn from around the world, with emphasis on the special requirements involved in working with wild animals. Techniques are assessed critically with regard to their efficacy and effectiveness. The book draws on the author’s training as a wildlife biologist and veterinarian and his experience over four decades with wildlife disease.

Table of Contents

Front Matter


  1. Disease and epizootiology–basic principles
  2. Special problems in working with free-living animals

Disease investigation

  1. Identifying and defining a disease
  2. Collecting population data
  3. Defining environmental factors
  4. Formulating and testing hypotheses
  5. Samples, sampling, and sample collection
  6. Investigation of disease outbreaks and chronic or inapparent disease
  7. Records and recordkeeping

Disease management

  1. Disease management–general principles
  2. Management of the causative agent/factor or its vector
  3. Disease management through manipulation of the host population
  4. Disease management through treatment and immunization
  5. Disease management through environmental modification
  6. Disease management through influencing human activities
  7. Emergency and integrated management programs

Disease management

Assessing the effectiveness of a disease-management program

Back Matter

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