Greg Lewbart

INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Who is Dr. Edward Noga?

March 12, 2013

Tags: Edward J. Noga, MS, DVM

Edward J. Noga received his B.S. (with honors) from Florida Atlantic University as well as his M.S. in Biology. He received the D.V.M. degree with honors from the University of Florida in 1982. Also in 1982, he joined the faculty at North Carolina State University as Assistant Professor of Aquatic Medicine, where (more…)

Hot Topic Article: Disposable penis and its replenishment in a simultaneous hermaphrodite.

March 12, 2013

Tags: Ayami Sekizawa, Satoko Seki, Masakazu Tokuzato, Sakiko Shiga and Yasuhiro Nakashima. 2013. Biology Letters 9(2): 20121150. Published online February 13, 2013 doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.1150

Ayami Sekizawa of the Department of Biology and Geosciences, Osaka City University, Osaka Japan and colleagues have discovered that a species of nudibranch can autotomize its penis after copulating, and via "penis replenishment," is able to
copulate again in less than 24 hours. Following copulation penis autotomy occurred within 30 minutes. The authors observed and recorded over 30 reciprocal copulations for this study. Like many gastropods, Chromodoris reticulata is a simultaneous hermaphrodite, but this mating (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