Gorilla Pathology And Health: With A Catalogue Of Preserved Materials

Hardcover | January 6, 2017

byJohn E Cooper, Gordon Hull

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Gorilla Pathology and Health: With a Catalogue of Preserved Materials consists of two cross-referenced parts. The first, the book itself, is a review of pathological changes and tissue responses in gorillas Gorilla gorilla and G. beringei , with an emphasis on free-living animals, but also with reference to those in captivity. The comparative aspects are discussed, stressing the relevance of research to both gorillas and humans. What makes the publication truly unique, however, is the second part, a comprehensive descriptive catalogue of the location and nature of gorilla material in museums and scientific institutions throughout the world. This is of great consequence because free-living gorillas are strictly conserved with restricted access, so the location of a wealth of preserved tissues and other material that has been collected over the decades is a great benefit for research and study. This book can, and should, be used to gain cardinal knowledge regarding the biology and pathology of this genus. The combination of book and catalogue in this extensive compilation makes it an invaluable tool for all those concerned with the health, welfare, and conservation of gorillas, one of our nearest living relatives. Brings together studies, data, and clinical practice from difficult-to-access or obscure journals and NGO reports, in different languages, for all interested parties and practitioners Provides perspectives on existing research in gorilla pathology, both for those studying conservation practices and those seeking an understanding of comparable diseases in humans Includes illustrative figures on gross and microscopic pathological changes, museum specimens, photos of field necropsy and techniques, and examples of laboratory tests Features an extensive list of references and further reading, in different languages Incorporates a comprehensive, descriptive catalogue of gorilla material from around the world

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Gorilla Pathology and Health: With a Catalogue of Preserved Materials consists of two cross-referenced parts. The first, the book itself, is a review of pathological changes and tissue responses in gorillas Gorilla gorilla and G. beringei , with an emphasis on free-living animals, but also with reference to those in captivity. The comp...

John E. Cooper is a comparative pathologist who worked with mountain gorillas in Africa from 1993-95 and who continues to study the diseases of these and other primates.Gordon Hull is an amateur naturalist with a keen interest in primates and certain other mammals. He has specialised in the study of gorillas over many years, during whi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:664 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 6, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128020393

ISBN - 13:9780128020395

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Part I (the Book) Foreword by Louise Leakey and Emmanuel de Merode 1. The genus Gorilla. Morphology, anatomy and the path to pathology 2. The growth of studies on primate pathology 3. Infectious disease and host responses 4. Non-infectious disease and host responses 5. Methods of investigation - observation, clinical examination and health monitoring 6. Methods of investigation - post-mortem examination 7. Methods of investigation - sampling and laboratory tests 8. Non-specific pathology 9. Skin and integument 10. Respiratory and cardiovascular systems 11. Alimentary tract and associated organs 12. Lymphoreticular and haemopoietic systems and allergic conditions 13. Urinary and reproductive systems 14. Musculo-skeletal system 15. Nervous system and special senses 16. Endocrinological and associated conditions 17. Field studies in pathology and health monitoring 18. Legal considerations 19. Pathology, health and conservation; the way forward

Appendices to book chapters Appendix 1 Glossary of terms Appendix 2 Protocols and reports Appendix 3 Field pathology Appendix 4 Hazards, including zoonoses Appendix 5 Case studies - museums and zoological collections Appendix 6 Scientific names of species

Part 2 (the Catalogue) Introduction to Catalogue Appendices to Catalogue Catalogue Appendix 1 (C1) Use of collections and handling of biological material Catalogue Appendix 2 (C2) Retrieval, preparation and storage of skeletal and other material