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).
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Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals is a comprehensive resource that covers the pathology of wildlife and zoo 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. General chapters include information on performing necropsies, proper techniques to meet the specialized needs of forensic cases, laboratory diagnostics, and an introduction into basic principles of comparative clinical pathology. The taxon-based chapters provide information about disease in related groups of animals and include descriptions of gross and histologic lesions, pathogenesis and diagnostics. For each group of animals, notable, 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, which includes text, images, and whole scanned glass slides of selected conditions, expands the published material resulting in a comprehensive approach to the topic.
Presents a single resource for performing necropsies on a variety of taxa, including terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates
Describes notable, unique gross and microscopic anatomical variations among species/taxa to assist in understanding normal features, in particular those that can be mistaken as being abnormal
Provides consistent organization of chapters with descriptions of unique anatomic features, common non-infectious and infectious diseases following brief overviews of the taxonomic group
Contains full-color, high quality illustrations of diseases
Links to a large online library of scanned slides related to topics in the book that illustrate important histologic findings
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
Preface: History of Wildlife Pathology
1. Wildlife Necropsy
2. Forensic Wildlife Pathology
3. Laboratory Diagnostics
4. Introduction to Comparative Clinical Pathology
5. Bovidae, Antilocapridae, Giraffidae, Hippopotamidae, Tragulidae
8. Suidae, Tayassuidae
9. Canidae, Ursidae, and Ailuridae
12. Procyonidae, Viverridae and Ursidae
14. New World and Old World Monkeys
18. Monotremes and Marsupials
21. Xenartha, Erinacoemorpha, Eutheria, Afrotheria
27. Sphenisciformes, Gaviiformes, Podiceipediformes, Procellariiformes, Pelecaniformes
29. Anseriformes, Ciconiiformes, Charadriiformes, Gruiformes
30. Birds of Prey
31. Galliformes, Columbiformes
32. Psittaciformes, Coliiformes, Musophagiformes, Cuculiformes
33. Passeriformes, Trochiliformes, Coraciiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Apodiformes, Piciformes
39. Osteichthyes (Freshwater & Marine)
About the Editor
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.
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.
Judy St. Leger