Invertebrate Medicine, 2nd. Edition
by Gregory A. Lewbart
Edition: 2nd., 2012
This is a very auspicious year for the publication of this second edition, being the 250th anniversary of the world ’ s fi rst veterinary school, which was founded in Lyon, France, in 1761. Since then, many veterinarians have made substantial contributions to the world ’ s knowledge of animal health and welfare. The publication of this second edition continues this proud tradition, with diverse subject material that illustrates the diversity and scope of the veterinary profession. The editor has succeeded, once again, in bringing together a group of scientists, primarily veterinarians, from institutions with established and respected expertise in the fi elds of zoological and aquatic animal medicine. The result is an even more comprehensive veterinary textbook, which addresses the care of common terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates that are kept as pets, displayed in aquariums and zoos, used for research, or consumed by humans.
Veterinarians play an increasingly important and diverse role in society. They address the health needs of every species of animal and play a critical role in environmental protection, food safety, animal welfare, and public health. In the last 250 years, when society has identifi ed a need for veterinary advice, veterinarians have responded to the challenge and taken steps to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide appropriate veterinary care.