Parasites and diseases of wild birds in Florida.

Parasites and diseases of wild birds in Florida. Donald J. Forrester, Marilyn G. Spalding.
Parasites and diseases of wild birds in Florida.

Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002. Octavo, black and white photographs, other illustrations.

Organized by the host species of bird rather than by the disease agent, each chapter is preceded by an introduction discussing the population and survival status of the bird or group. Appropriate reviews and bibliographies are noted along with references to hematology, serum chemistry, nutrition, and physiological topics. Each introduction is followed by sections on the various morbidity and mortality factors, disease agents, and conditions: starvation, human-related trauma, predation, electrocution, brood parasitism, inclement weather, chemical contaminants, neoplasia, anomalies, biotoxins, viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoans, helminths, and arthropods. The distribution, prevalence, and intensity of each disease are given, followed by the significance of the disease to bird populations as well as to public health. A volume on mammals is also available.

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