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INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

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

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  Read More 
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Who is Dr. Amy Hancock?

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

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  Read More 
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Who are The Coopers?

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  Read More 
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Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Book Review

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.
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