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. The book draws on the author’s training as a wildlife biologist.
The interrelationship between wild animal, domestic animals andhuman health is appreciated now more than ever before. This isbecause of the recognition of the involvement of wild animals indiseases of humans and domestic animals, the impact of disease onwildlife management and conservation biology, recognition of newforms of environmental contamination, and academic interest indisease as an ecological factor. This is the first introductory level book about disease in wildanimals that deals with basic subjects such as the nature ofdisease, what causes disease, how disease is described andmeasured, how diseases spread and persist and the effects ofdisease on individual animals and populations. In contrast toauthors of many other veterinary books, Gary A. Wobeser takes amore general approach to health in wild animals, recognizing thatdisease is one ecological factor among many and that disease cannever be considered satisfactorily in isolation. Rather than focuson individual causative agents and their effect on the individualanimal, the emphasis is on why disease occurred, and on the complexinteractions that occur among disease agents, the environment andhost populations. Written by a leading researcher in wildlife diseases, this bookwill fill a knowledge gap for those called to work with disease inwild animals who lack experience or training in the generalfeatures of disease as they relate to wild animals. Veterinarians,ecologists, wildlife biologists, population biologists and publichealth workers will find this book invaluable.
Wild Animals in Captivity covers some of the mistaken notions concerning the conditions of animals in captivity, most of which are the result of an anthropomorphic approach to the subject. This book is composed of 12 chapters and starts with an overview of the historical development of zoological gardens. The succeeding chapters deal with the territorial requirements and sociological factors in the wild life. These topics are followed by discussions of the wild animal’s transition behavior from freedom to captivity; the physiological and psychological aspects of animal captivity; and the motive and situation of animal escapes. Other chapters emphasize the physical and biological environment of animals in captivity. The final chapters examine the problems related to feeding patterns, and nutrition of captive animals. These chapters also explore the relationship between human and animal, their capacity to be tamed and trained. This book will prove useful to zoologists.
Release on 2016-07-16 | by Kim Mitzo Thompson,Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand
Author: Kim Mitzo Thompson,Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand
Pubpsher: Twin Sisters®
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Did you know that although all zebras have black and white stripes each zebra is unique? Or, that lions are part of the cat family but they cannot purr? Learn interesting facts about wild animals in this book featuring real photographs! Studies show that young learners find it easier to associate real-life animals to photographs than to illustrations. Animals and reptiles in this book include the zebra, lion, giraffe, rhinoceros, gorilla, elephant, hippopotamus, ostrich, crocodile, and cheetah with fun facts about each. Then, play a fun game and identify the wild animal by looking at its coat or skin. This is the perfect book for an aspiring zoologist! Other books in the Read & Learn series include: Alphabet, Counting, and Farm Animals.
‘Wild Animals – Poetry for Young Children’ – invites young children to see a variety of wonderful wild animals. There’s plenty to spot while looking for what’s hiding in the wild. Each Animal is pictured in striking illustrations and described by a poem. Young children can learn to recognise the different wild animals. Teachers and families may want to try writing their own poems or have a discussion about the colours or the animals. This poetry book is suitable for babies, nursery children, and stage 1 readers. You can read the poems to your youngsters at any time, and when they are older, they can read the book to themselves.