Greg Lewbart

INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Who is Dr. Michael Murray?

January 21, 2013

Tags: Michael Murray, DVM

Dr. Michael Murray is a 1977 graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, he spent 6 years serving in the US Army Veterinary Corps. Following completion of his tour of duty, he entered private veterinary practice in a traditional companion animal clinic in Seaside, CA. In 1989, Dr. Murray founded the “Avian and (more…)

Hot Topic Article: Shock avoidance by discrimination learning in the shore crab (Carcinus maenas) is consistent with a key criterion for paina

January 21, 2013

Tags: Barry Magee and Robert W. Elwood. 2013. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:353-358.

Barry Magee and his professor Robert Elwood of the School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University, Belfast, designed an experiment utilizing wild caught shore crabs (Carcinus maenas) that determined this species can detect and selectively avoid noxious stimuli much as a vertebrate would. The article's extensive reference list includes other articles on this and closely (more…)

Who is Dr. Ilze Berzins?

January 13, 2013

Tags: Ilze K. Berzins, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Ilze K. Berzins has an inter-disciplinary approach to her clinical, teaching, conservation and research skills focused around the concept of One Health – healthy ecosystems, healthy animals, and healthy humans. She is currently working on a Masters of Public Health to expand her career path to better encompass the goals of conservation medicine within One (more…)

Hot Topic Article: Differential expression of American lobster (Homarus americanus) immune related genes during infection of Aerococcus viridans var. homari, the causative agent of Gaffkemia

January 13, 2013

Tags: K Fraser Clark, Adam R Acorn, Spencer Greenwood. 2013. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology http://dx.doi.org.prox.lib.ncsu.edu/10.1016/j.jip.2012.11.005

The American lobster is the most economically important fishery in Canadian Atlantic Ocean waters. This interesting article describes the first broad attempt at characterizing the American lobster's immunological genetic make-up by identifying thousands of genes from the lobster hepatopancreas. The authors then focused on 148 genes involved in the immune response to an in vivo (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