Greg Lewbart

INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Who is Dr. Amy Hancock?

October 28, 2012

Tags: Amy Hancock, VMD

Dr. Hancock’s professional interests include aquatic medicine, zoo medicine, and laboratory animal medicine. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a summer internship in aquatic laboratory animal medicine with Dr. Roxanna Smolowitz at the Marine Biological Laboratory (more…)

Hot Topic Article: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Reduces Bumble Bee Colony Growth and Queen Production.

October 28, 2012

Tags: Penelope R. Whitehorn, Stephanie O’Connor, Felix L. Wackers, Dave Goulson. 2012. Science 336(6079):351-352.

As many of you know the syndrome termed Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been plaguing the world's honeybee industry for over half a decade. Workers around the globe are diligently researching this problem and publishing data at a rapid pace. This study by a group of United Kingdom researchers focuses on an insecticide called (more…)

Who are The Coopers?

October 21, 2012

Tags: John E Cooper, DTVM, FRCPath, FSB CBiol, FRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Pathology Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Pathologists European Veterinary Specialist, Zoological Medicine & Margaret E Cooper, LLB, FLS

John and Margaret Cooper are a husband and wife team, from the United Kingdom. John E Cooper trained as a veterinary surgeon and is now a specialist pathologist with particular interests in wildlife and exotic species, tropical diseases and comparative medicine. Margaret E Cooper is a lawyer who trained originally as a British solicitor (more…)

Hot Topic Article: Human Pathogen Shown to Cause Disease in the Threatened Eklhorn Coral Acropora palmata.

October 21, 2012

Tags: Sutherland KP, Shaban S, Joyner JL, Porter JW, Lipp EK (2011) PLoS ONE 6(8): e23468. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023468

This important and compelling article represents the first published case of what the authors term a "marine reverse zoonosis" in which a human pathogen is transmitted to a marine invertebrate. The pathogen is the bacterium Serratia marcescens from human sewage/fecal contamination; the author's were able to fulfill Koch's postulates leaving little doubt to (more…)

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Book Review

October 20, 2012

Tags: JAVMA, 240(12):1446-1447.

This is the text of the review taken from the JAVMA "For Your Library" Book Reviews section.
The JAVMA published a favorable review of Invertebrate Medicine, 2nd Ed. in their June 15, 2012 issue. A copy of the review appears at left.

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