Greg Lewbart

INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Hot Topic Article: Antimicrobial activity of Amazonian oils against Paenibacillus species. J Invert Pathol, 109(3):265-268.

March 29, 2012

Tags: Roberto Christ Vianna Santos et al.

A multi-institutional group of Brazilian scientists published this interesting work regarding a "natural" treatment for American foulbrood disease (AFB). A link to the abstract (included below) can be found here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201111002515

Abstract:

The Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium Paenibacillus larvae is the primary bacterial pathogen of honeybee brood and the causative agent of American foulbrood disease (AFB). One of the feasible alternative treatments being used for their control of this disease is essential oils. In this study in vitro antimicrobial activity of Andiroba and Copaíba essential (more…)

Who is Dr. Michael Bodri?

March 29, 2012

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Mike Bodri was set on becoming a herpetologist until the poor job outlook altered his career plans and he decided to pursue entomology. After earning his BS and while pursuing a MS in entomology, his desire to work with non-domestic animals increased and he decided that the best way to indulge his passion for “ (more…)

Hot Topic Article: Invasive crayfish and crayfish plague on the move....;Dis Aquat Org 98:85-94.

March 11, 2012

Tags: Invasive crayfish and crayfish plague on the move: first detection of the plague agent Aphanomyces astaci in the Romanian Danube.

A group of European scientists, led by Lucian Parvulescu of the West University of Timisoara, Romania, report on the spread of crayfish plague in Europe, a direct result of invasive North American crayfish species. The following abstract comes from the Diseases of Aquatic Organisms web site (http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/dao/v98/n1/ (more…)

Who Is Dr. Michael Stoskopf?

March 11, 2012

Tags: Author of the Chapter on Coelenterates

Dr. Michael Stoskopf is a quadruple Professor at North Carolina State University with his primary appointment as a Professor of Aquatics, Wildlife Health in the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, and professorial appointments in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, and Fisheries, (more…)

Hot Topic Article: Natural Coral Clones; Science 335(6072):1064

March 2, 2012

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Australian scientists AJ Heyward and AP Negri report an unusual method of reproduction on Great Barrier Reef Corals. Below is the title, abstract, and link to the publication:

Turbulence, Cleavage, and the Naked Embryo: A Case for Coral Clones

After mass spawning events, coral embryos, lacking the protective capsule of other metazoans, are directly (more…)

Who Is Dr. Bernard Vallat?

March 2, 2012

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I thought it might be of interest to highlight one of the book's contributors periodically so readers can learn a little more about the chapter authors. I'll begin with Dr. Bernard Vallat who wrote the Foreword.

Dr. Vallat graduated from the National Veterinary School, Toulouse, France, in 1971. He also has a degree (more…)

Selected Works

Science Writing
The Second Edition of Invertebrate Medicine was released in December, 2011. It has been substantially expanded from the first edition to reflect the tremendous growth of the pertinent literature and work that is being accomplished in the fields of invertebrate animal medicine, disease investigation, conservation, husbandry, and animal welfare. In 2012 it is being recognized with a Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY award for excellence in the Life Sciences Category and first place in the Health Care Professionals (nonphysicians) category of the 2012 American Medical Writers Association Book Awards.
This book, edited by Karen L. Rosenthal, Neil A. Forbes, Frederic L. Frye, and Gregory A. Lewbart, utilizes approximately 400 clinical cases to describe and address many of the major medical and surgical conditions of exotic animal pets.
Invertebrate Medicine is the single most comprehensive resource available today on invertebrate animal medicine.
"....you will without doubt want to own this excellent collection of questions from fish veterinarians on both sides of the Atlantic...." --David Williams, The Veterinary Journal
Creative Non-Fiction
"This is a delightful book. The stories, each amazingly different, are told with warmth, humor and sensitivity. They are sometimes sad, always captivating. It is a book you can dip into on a journey or read before sleep at night. Buy it and give copies to your friends." Jane Goodall
Fiction
“....a darn good yarn.”
--Ken Moore, Naples Daily News
“...well-told and environmentally informative story about buried treasure and smuggling of exotic animals...”
--Rod Cockshutt, The News & Observer