Greg Lewbart

INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Hot Topic Article: Attenuated reproduction of Strombus gigas by an Apicomplexa: Emeriidae-like parasite in the digestive gland.

July 9, 2012

Tags: Erick Baqueiro Cardenas, Jorge Montero, Liliane Frenkiel, Dalila Aldana Aranda. J Invertebrate Pathology, 110(3):398-400.

This short paper describes the widespread occurrence of a protozoan in a large and economically important Caribbean gastropod. The authors found a direct and negative correlation between parasite number and fecundity.

Abstract:
An intense and generalized sporozoan infection was detected in every population of the queen conch, Strombus gigas through the Caribbean. In this (more…)

Who is Dr. Flavio Corsin?

July 9, 2012

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Flavio Corsin is the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) Vietnam Manager and Asia aquaculture representative. Flavio is also a co-founder of ICAFIS and served as the 1st ICAFIS Director from March 2010 to January 2012. Graduated with a M.Sc. in Aquaculture from the University of Stirling (UK), he was awarded a Ph.D. in aquatic epidemiology (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