October 7, 2011

In the Spotlight – Infectious Disease Manual 2011

Infectious Disease Manual 2011

A reference notebook about infectious diseases of concern to captive and free-ranging animals in North America

Available from the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians website, “This notebook was designed as a starting reference point for information needed on infectious diseases which affect zoo and wild animal species housed or free-ranging in North America....

These volumes (see sample fact sheet on right) are dynamic and have routine updates processed every 18-24 months to maintain their currency of information; dates are annotated to each sheet.

Although these documents were peer-reviewed, often by a topic expert, they are not intended to be used as an exclusive information source. Rather, they provide a quick focus on specialists, diagnostics, laboratories, and treatment recommendations to the clinician, pathologist or wildlife biologist faced with an infectious disease situation.”

In addition to presenting fact sheets on over 150 infectious diseases, this manual also provides summarized state regulations for infectious disease of concern and includes reminders for reportable situations.

The citation for this manual provided below was reviewed and approved by the Journal of Zoo an Wildlife Medicine editor and the AAZV Board President:

Napier, J.E. and K. C. Gamble (eds). Infectious Diseases of Concern to Captive and Free Ranging Animals in North America, 1st ed. 2011. Infectious Disease Committee, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Yulee, Florida. 374 pp. Website address: http://www.aazv.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=754.

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