Greg Lewbart

Invertebrate Medicine

Invertebrate Medicine is the single most comprehensive resource available today on invertebrate animal medicine. Public and private aquarists, aquaculturists, and veterinarians in zoo animal, exotic animal and laboratory animal medicine will all find this book an irreplaceable source of information on many of the animals they care for or treat

Coverage includes sponges, jellyfish, anemones, corals, snails, squids, octopuses, clams, oysters, horseshoe crabs, starfish, sea urchins, spiders, scorpions, crabs, crayfish, lobsters, shrimp, hermit crabs, centipedes, millipedes, insects, and dozens more. Although coverage is broad, emphasis is on invertebrates harvested for food or kept in captivity as pets, for display, or as research animals. The book’s organization is easy to follow, with chapters dividing up invertebrates taxonomically. Each chapter includes the natural history of the group, anatomy and physiology, environmental disorders, preventive medicine, infectious diseases, common miscellaneous disorders, analgesia, anesthesia and surgery, treatment protocols and formularies. Amply illustrated in color and black and white, Invertebrate Medicine is sure to become the classic reference on invertebrate animal medicine.

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