Greg Lewbart

Invertebrate Medicine, 2nd Edition

The Second Edition of Invertebrate Medicine is due to be published in November or December, 2011. This, the second edition of Invertebrate Medicine, represents a concerted effort by a group of dedicated authors on the topic of invertebrate animal medicine. 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. With the increased merging of animal and human medicine (“one health” or “one medicine”), the growing importance of invertebrates in biomedical research, and the many ongoing efforts to preserve habitat, protect at risk species, and learn more about how invertebrates help define and connect ecosystems, this new edition is both warranted and timely.

Six new chapters (Reef Systems, Butterfly Houses, Honeybees, Conservation and Preservation, Welfare, and Sources of Supplies) have debuted and three first edition appendices (Neoplasia, Euthanasia, and Reportable Diseases) have been expanded into full chapters. The Laws and Regulations Chapter has been broadened, with the addition of a new author, to include more international information.

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