Encyclopedia of Animal Science (15 Volume Set)


Douglas Drake (Editor)
Tracey Klein (Editor)

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI070000

This 15 volume set covers a wide range of topics, including:
· marine mammals
· zoonoses
· toxins
· climate change
· evolution
· animal anatomy (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Chapter 1. Overview of Bivalve and Gastropod Reproduction
Chapter 2. Molluscan Oogenesis
Chapter 3. Spermatogenesis and Sperm Morphology
Chapter 4. Review of Reproductive Tactics of Bivalve and Gastropod Mollusks from Mexico
Chapter 5. Reproductive Tactics of Marine Shellfish Species from North-Eastern Venezuela: Ecophysiological Implications
Chapter 6. Marine Mammals in Archaeological Contexts on the Baja California Peninsula
Chapter 7. The Archaeology of the Interaction between Marine Mammals and Humans in Central and Southeastern Mesoamerica
Chapter 8. A Prehispanic Whale Rib from Monte Albán, Oaxaca: Its Importance in the Mesoamerican Context
Chapter 9. Zooarcheological Evidence on the Utilization of Marine Mammals in Northern South America and the Caribbean: A Contribution to Long-Term Biological Conservation
Chapter 10. Human Use of Aquatic Mammals in Northern South America (Colombia and Panama): Some Evidence from Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Records
Chapter 11. Zooarchaeological Evidence of Otariids in Continental Coast of Patagonia, Argentina: Old and New Perspectives
Chapter 12. Human Predation on Pinnipeds in the Beagle Channel
Chapter 13. Marine Mammals in Southern South America: Biology, Current Status and Conservation

Volume 2

Chapter 14. Brainstem´s Auditory Evoked Potentials and Interval Values in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta) at Different Intensities (70-30 DB)
Chapter 15. The Use of Non-Human Primates As Bio-Models for Aging Brain Studies: Interventional Role of Oxidative Stress in Demyelization Processes
Chapter 16. Ontogeny of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials of Median and Tibial Nerves in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta): Influence of Dissociative Anesthetic Mixtures under Captivity Conditions
Chapter 17. How New World Monkeys See the Social World
Chapter 18. Monkey Physical Cognition: A Comparative Review
Chapter 19. Zoonoses and Anthroponoses in Non-Human Primates of Costa Rica
Chapter 20. The Role of Natural Occurring Infections in Experimental Studies in Non-Human Primates
Chapter 21. Growth Hormone and Prolactin in New World Monkeys
Chapter 22. Revelations of the Primate Genome Projects: The Case of the Growth Hormone Locus
Chapter 23. Nonhuman Primates Used for Research of Obesity and Related Metabolic Diseases: The Baboon as a Model
Chapter 24. The Adverse Effects of Anthropogenic Pollution on Xenopus laevis with Special Reference to Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in a Freshwater Wetland
Chapter 25. Cyanobacteria on the Scales of Fossil Fishes as a Possible Ancestor of Amphibians
Chapter 26. Compensating the Impact of Large Reservoirs in Amphibian Communities: A Case Study
Chapter 27. Toxins: A Chemical Defense for Amphibians’ Survival
Chapter 28. Assessment of Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic Substances (PBTs) and Sublethal Effects in Giant Toads from Coatzacoalcos Veracruz, Mexico
Chapter 29. Unexpected Diversity of Metallothionein Primary Structure in Amphibians: Evolutionary Implications for Vertebrate Metallothioneins

Volume 3

Chapter 30. At the Cradle of Psychobiological Risks: Distorted Attachment Organizations in Human Ecological and Evolutionary Context
Chapter 31. Cell Social Behavior in Prokaryota and Eukaryota
Chapter 32. Sexual Selection under Predation Risk: Adaptation in a Master Architect, the Caribbean Sand Tilefish
Chapter 33. The Social Lives of Reptiles: Attraction, Avoidance, and Environmental Influences
Chapter 34. Complicated Social Structure and the Evolution of Sociality in Rodents: Cooperation as the Main Promoting Factor
Chapter 35. Clinical Interpretation of Quantitative Parameters of the Hemogram in the Horse
Chapter 36. Early Exercise in the Juvenile Horse to Optimise Performance Later in Life
Chapter 37. Effect of Transport and Exercise on Behaviour of Sport Horses
Chapter 38. Horse Rearing Conditions, Health Status and Risk of Sensitization to Gastrointestinal Parasites
Chapter 39. Strongyles Shed in Faeces as a Means of Monitoring the Parasite Scenario in Horse Stud Farms
Chapter 40. Horse Handling Conditions and Emergence of Neglected Infections: Fasciolosis
Chapter 41. African Horse Sickness, an Equine Disease of Emerging Global Significance

Volume 4

Chapter 42. Testis and Brain Steroidogenesis during the Reproductive Cycle of Pelophylax esculentus
Chapter 43. The Harderian Gland of Anuran Amphibians: Morphological and Functional Aspects
Chapter 44. Effects of D-Aspartate on Sex Hormone-Dependent Tissues in Pelophylax esculentus
Chapter 45. The Giant Toad (Rhinella marina) as a Biomonitor of Different Polluted Scenarios in Mexico
Chapter 46. Physiological Features of Blood’s System of Frogs Rana ridibunda Pall
Chapter 47. Mechanisms of Suprathreshold Excitation of a Frog Tectal Neuron Column by Discharge of a Single Moving Edge or Darkness Detector and Their Relation to a Frog Escape Reactions
Chapter 48. Presynaptic Voltage-Dependent Calcium Channels at the Frog Neuromuscular Junction
Chapter 49. Minireview: Suppression of Anuran Metamorphosis by Synthetic Chemical Compounds
Chapter 50. Poison Storage and Maturation in Serous Cutaneous Glands of Anurans: An Integrative Ultrastructural Outlook
Chapter 51. The Lacey Act: Protecting the Environment by Restricting Trade
Chapter 52. Invasive Species: Major Laws and the Role of Selected Federal Agencies
Chapter 53. Injurious Species Listings under the Lacey Act: A Legal Briefing

Volume 5

Chapter 54. Marsupial and Monotreme Evolution and Biogeography
Chapter 55. Marsupials and Monotremes in the Genomics Era
Chapter 56. Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Adaptations
Chapter 57. Thermoregulation in Marsupials and Monotremes
Chapter 58. Enigmas in Reproductive Biology
Chapter 59. Nutrition and Feeding Strategies
Chapter 60. Communication and Social Behaviour
Chapter 61. Health and Disease
Chapter 62. Conservation of Marsupials and Monotremes
Chapter 63. Utilisation and Exploitation
Chapter 64. Are Monotremes Primitive and Marsupials Inferior?

Volume 6

Chapter 65. Melatonin as a New Therapeutic Strategy for Feline Uveitis Treatment
Chapter 66. Feline Oral Diseases
Chapter 67. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Chapter 68. New Approaches for Hormonal Contraception in Female Cats
Chapter 69. The Role of Cortisol in Feline Retrovirosis
Chapter 70. Proximate Causes of Cognition
Chapter 71. Comparative Approaches to the Study of Basic Processes of Cognition: A Tale of Three Species
Chapter 72. Cognition as a Target and Facilitator of Sexual Selection
Chapter 73. The Emergence of Spatial Cognition in Insects
Chapter 74. Floral Cognition: Comparative and Functional Perspectives
Chapter 75. Generalization Cannot Predict Abstract-Concept Learning
Chapter 76. The Innovative Bird: Contextual Determinants and Underpinning Mechanisms of Innovative Foraging
Chapter 77. The Neurobiology of Social Learning
Chapter 78. Play and Cognition: The Final Frontier

Volume 7

Chapter 79. Seroprevalence of Canine Leptospirosis in Dogs in Developing Countries
Chapter 80. Aquaporins and Water Homeostasis in Xenopus
Chapter 81. Examples of Four Incompletely Resolved Aspects of the Biology of Penguins Related to Digestive and Reproductive Physiology, Vision and Locomotion
Chapter 82. Impact of Drought on Reproduction of an Endangered Tropical Killifish of the Brazilian Semiarid Region
Chapter 83. Solutions for Grand Challenges in Animal Agriculture
Chapter 84. Commentary: The Use of Field Sampling Techniques and Computerised Video Tracking in the Study of Directional Grasshopper Movement in the UK
Chapter 85. Progress and Prospects in Cryopreservation of Stallion Sperm
Chapter 86. Anthelmintic and Laboratorial Evaluation on Sheep Naturally Infected with Gastrointestinal Nematodes
Chapter 87. The Adaptation of the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, Linnaeus 1758) to Changing Circumstances and Ecologies
Chapter 88. Back to the Sea: The Use of Banquettes of Posidonia oceanica as a Source of Fiber and Minerals in Goat Nutrition
Chapter 89. Recent Virus Infectious Diseases in Magellanic Penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) and Their Identified Agents
Chapter 90. Non-Invasive Methods in Studies of Spatial Ecology of Mammals – A Review
Chapter 91. Obtaining PRRSV-Free Offspring of Genetically Valuable Lines of the Přeštice Black-Pied Breed from PRRSV-Positive Pig Breeding
Chapter 92. New World Capuchin Monkeys: Characteristics and Major Threats
Chapter 93. Helminths of Brazilian Bats
Chapter 94. Cryptosporidiosis in Reptiles
Chapter 95. Importance of Water in Environmental Placement of Infection by Cryptosporidium spp.
Chapter 96. Ehrlichia spp. in Wild Carnivores
Chapter 97. Cryptosporidiosis in Birds
Chapter 98. Main Sand Fly Habitats in Brazil’s Leishmaniasis-Endemic Regions
Chapter 99. The Role of Taphonomy in Maya Zooarchaeology
Chapter 100. Hemolymph and Hemocytes of Tarantula Spiders: Physiological Roles and Potential as Sources of Bioactive Molecules

Volume 8

Chapter 101. Medical Applications of Marine Natural Products
Chapter 102. A Note on the Distribution and Ecology of Nematodes Belonging to the Families Longidoridae and Trichodoridae
Chapter 103. Biotechnology-Derived Alternatives to Prevent and Treat Bacterial Infections in Animal Production
Chapter 104. GPS Aerial Survey: Decline of Elephants in Laikipia-Samburu-Marsabit Ecosystem, Northern Kenya
Chapter 105. Impacts of Outfitters on Free Access to White-Tailed Deer Habitat, Hunting Opportunities, and Local Residents in Illinois
Chapter 106. Comments on Genome Size, Heterochromatin and Species Diversity in Salamanders and Other Vertebrates
Chapter 107. Nutrient Ecology and the Dynamics of Deer Herbivory in a Temperate Ecosystem
Chapter 108. Reproductive Aspects of the Six-Banded Armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus Linnaeus, 1758)
Chapter 109. The Cingulata Order Cytogenetics
Chapter 110. Current Methods of Gypsy Moth Control and Perspectives of Using DNA Insecticides Topically and Through Feeding
Chapter 111. Ambrosia and Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) as New Model Organisms for Wolbachia Study
Chapter 112. Males’ Mating Choices and Guarding Behaviours in the Gregarious Desert Locust Schistocerca Gregaria
Chapter 113. Specific Nematodes Parasites of Ostriches and Rhea
Chapter 114. Anatomical Description of Eight Internal Plastinated Organs of Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)
Chapter 115. Understanding Bottlenose Dolphins’ (Tursiops truncatus) Alliances in Northern Veracruz, Mexico
Chapter 116. The Moroccan Locust Dociostaurus maroccanus (Thunberg): Biology, Economic Impact and Control
Chapter 117. Ecology of Mollusc Communities in Marine Environments: Central Region of the Semiarid Coast of Brazil
Chapter 118. Helminths Parasitizing Species of Pomacea in South America (Caenogastropoda; Ampullariidae)

Volume 9

Chapter 119. Animal Welfare in the European Union’s External Relations Law
Chapter 120. Bestiality and the Law: A Form of Animal Protection or Protection of Public Morals? A Need for Reform-Animals as Victims of Sexual Abuse
Chapter 121. An Integrative Approach to Realizing Animal Welfare – Ethics, Environment and Science
Chapter 122. The Roles of Time and Space in Zoo Animal Welfare
Chapter 123. Moving in the Right Direction: Painful Husbandry Procedures Tend to Be a Thing of the Past
Chapter 124. Estimating Associations between Amblyomma Ticks and Wild Birds in a Neotropic Forest from Survey Data
Chapter 125. Oropharyngeal Trichomonads in Wild Birds
Chapter 126. Cryptosporidiosis in Non-Human Primates
Chapter 127. Giardiasis in Birds
Chapter 128. The Effect of Blueberries and Raspberries on the Reproductive Behavior and Fecundity of Drosophila suzukii Females
Chapter 129. Pheromone Communication Systems in the Nasonia Species Complex
Chapter 130. The Ecology and Conservation of the West African Lion
Chapter 131. New Breeding Strategies in Organic Dairy Farming
Chapter 132. Girls of a Feather Flock Together: Spatial Proximity in Adult Kin in Greylag Geese (Anser anser)

Volume 10

Chapter 133. Diversity of Amazon Ampullariidae (Mollusca; Caenogastropoda)
Chapter 134. Anatomy of a Commercial Apple Snail from the Peruvian Amazon
Chapter 135. Phylogeny of Amazon Apple Snails
Chapter 136. Imposex in Two Apple Snails of the Amazon
Chapter 137. Effects of Diet and Feeding Frequency on Culture of Juveniles of Apple Snail Pomacea dolioides
Chapter 138. Reproduction and Substrate Selection for Oviposition of the Gastropod Pomacea dolioides (Reeve, 1856)
Chapter 139. Fecundity of the Gastropod Pomacea diffusa (Blume, 1957) in the Amazon Region
Chapter 140. Histology and Histochemistry of the Testes in Two Amazonian Apple Snails
Chapter 141. Record of Egg Predation of the Gastropods of Genus Pomacea
Chapter 142. Effects of the Dry Season on Two Apple Snails of the Amazon
Chapter 143. The Value of Snails: Prestige and Innovation beyond Amazing Biodiversity
Chapter 144. Biodiversity of Snails: A Short Review and Commentary
Chapter 145. The Marine Snails in Iranian Waters of the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea
Chapter 146. Behavioral and Sensitivity Responses of Pomacea insularum to Cd and Cu Toxicities
Chapter 147. Potential of Selected Indigenous Plant Extracts as Botanical Pesticides for Controlling Golden Apple Snail, Pomacea canaliculata
Chapter 148. Diversity of Neuronal Activity Patterns of the Pond Snail Lymnaea stagnalis
Chapter 149. Variability, Relationships between Shell Allometric Parameters and Heavy Metal Levels in Mudflat Snail Telescopium Telescopium: An Understanding from Biological Viewpoint
Chapter 150. Health Risk Assessment of Nickel in the Mangrove Snail Nerita lineata: Re-Interpretation of Published Data
Chapter 151. Distribution of Heavy Metals in Mangrove Snail Cerithidea obtusa: A Biological Insight
Chapter 152. Biomonitoring of Heavy Metals in Intertidal Snails: The Importance of Marine Ecosystem Management

Volume 11

Chapter 153. The Compensation Capacity of Central European Tree Species in Response to Leader Shoot Browsing
Chapter 154. Ecological Impacts of Wild Ungulate Overabundance on Mediterranean Basin Ecosystems
Chapter 155. Do Ungulates Have Culture?
Chapter 156. Habitat Preferences of Arabian Gazelles (Gazella arabica) in the Farasan Islands Protected Area, Saudi Arabia
Chapter 157. Ponto-Caspian Crustaceans in the Baltic Sea: Causes, Consequences, Prospects
Chapter 158. Extra and ”Intermediate” Larval Stages in Decapod Crustacea: A Review of Physiological Causes and Ecological Implications, with Emphasis on Lobsters, Homarus spp.
Chapter 159. Crustaceans from Temperate Sandy Beaches: A Possible Route for Management and Conservation Strategies
Chapter 160. A Comparative Study of Liposoluble Vitamin Effects in Decapod Crustacean with Emphasis in Argentine Shrimp Species
Chapter 161. Pretend Play in Signing Chimpanzees (Pan troglogytes)
Chapter 162. Computer-Animated Stimuli to Investigate Lizard Visual Communication: A Case Study in the Jacky Dragon
Chapter 163. Evolution of TRP Channels as Mediators of Pheromone Signaling
Chapter 164. The Role of Cuticular Hydrocarbon-Based Chemical Communication in Prezygotic Reproductive Isolation
Chapter 165. Biomarkers of Thermal Adaptation: New Tools in Sustainable Livestock Production under Climate Change

Volume 12

Chapter 166. The Conservation History of the American Alligator
Chapter 167. Geographic Distribution and Habitat Requirements of the American Alligator
Chapter 168. Patterns, Drivers, and Effects of Alligator Movement Behavior and Habitat Use
Chapter 169. Thermal Regulation and Innate Immunology of the American Alligator
Chapter 170. Alligator Reproduction: Courting, Breeding, and Nesting Behavior
Chapter 171. Genetic Consequences and Management Implications of Climate Change for the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Chapter 172. Understanding Alligator Feeding Patterns: Historical and Modern Perspectives
Chapter 173. Unveiling the Host-Parasite Dynamic of Alligators and Their Endoparasites
Chapter 174. Environmental Toxicology and Health Assessments of the American Alligator
Chapter 175. The Use of Estuarine and Marine Habitats by American Alligators: Physiological Limitations, Drivers of Variation, and Ecological Implications
Chapter 176. American Alligator Ecology and Behavior from Their Western Extreme Distribution in the United States
Chapter 177. Nuisance American Alligators and Evaluation of Translocation as a Management Strategy
Chapter 178. Alternative Management Tools for American Alligators
Chapter 179. The History and Development of the Alligator Industry: A Historical Perspective
Chapter 180. Management Strategies and Options for American Alligators

Volume 13

Chapter 181. Review of Aflatoxin Problems in Wildlife
Chapter 182. Mycotoxins: Form and Function
Chapter 183. Exposure of Wildlife to Aflatoxin
Chapter 184. Survey of Aflatoxin Concentrations in Wild Bird Seed Purchased in Texas
Chapter 185. Aflatoxin Production within Common Storage Practices of Grain
Chapter 186. Effect of Climate and Type of Storage Container on Aflatoxin Production in Corn and Its Associated Risks to Wildlife Species
Chapter 187. Acute Effects of Aflatoxin on Northern Bobwhites
Chapter 188. The Effect of Aflatoxin on Adaptive Immune Function in Birds
Chapter 189. Aflatoxin Inhibits Phagocytic Activity of Macrophages in the Northern Bobwhite and Exacerbates Crippling Loss
Chapter 190. Effect of Body Size on Aflatoxin Susceptibility in Birds
Chapter 191. Recovery Time by Birds to a Single Acute Dose of Aflatoxin
Chapter 192. Detection of Aflatoxin-Contaminated Grain by Three Granivorous Bird Species
Chapter 193. The Effect of Aflatoxin in Wild Mammals
Chapter 194. Feasibility of Novice People Testing Their Wildlife Feed for Aflatoxin
Chapter 195. Aspergillus flavus Control: The Need to Consider Spores
Chapter 196. Feeding Corn to Wildlife— The Unintended Result: Collateral Aflatoxin Poisoning and What a Person Can Do
Chapter 197. Emerging Animal Diseases: Actions Needed to Better Position USDA to Address Future Risks
Chapter 198. Questions & Answers: Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases Monitoring and Control Program
Chapter 199. Swine Enteric Coronavirus Introduction to the United States: Root Cause Investigation Report

Volume 14

Chapter 200. Sleep Physiology and Behavior in the Rhesus Macaque
Chapter 201. Chunky Monkey? The Spontaneous Temporal Chunking of Simultaneous Chains by Humans (Homo sapiens) and Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
Chapter 202. An Ancestral Code for Social Interaction Across Human and Non-Human Primates
Chapter 203. Development and Growth of the Neurobiological Substrate in Rhesus Monkeys: Fundamental Process for the Acquisition and Execution of Social Behaviors
Chapter 204. Approach-Avoidance in Social Organization and Its Role in Biomedical Research
Chapter 205. Manual Laterality in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
Chapter 206. Observation in Research
Chapter 207. Can We Meet the Needs of Social Species in Zoos? An Overview of the Impact of Group Housing on Welfare in Socially Housed Zoo Mammals
Chapter 208. Remembering the Forgotten: Highlighting the Need for More Research and Education on Understudied Zoo-Housed Taxa
Chapter 209. Challenging Folklore Reptile Husbandry in Zoological Parks
Chapter 210. Animal Ambassador Encounter Programmes in Zoos: Current Status and Future Research Needs
Chapter 211. Ensuring a Good Quality of Life in the Zoo: Underpinning Welfare-Positive Animal Management with Ecological Evidence

Volume 15

Chapter 212. Conserving Behaviour with Cognitive Enrichment: A New Frontier for Zoo Conservation Biology
Chapter 213. The Influence of Dietary Lipids on Sperm and Semen Quality in Rabbits
Chapter 214. Evolution and Diversity of the Snake Visual System
Chapter 215. The Hyobranchial Anatomy of Snakes in the Era of Molecular Phylogeny
Chapter 216. Public Health Significance of Fringillidae: Viral, Bacterial, Mycotic, Parasitic and Allergenic Approaches
Chapter 217. Stingless Bees and Human Disturbance: Nesting Habits and Foraging Behavior of Melipona colimana Ayala (Hymenoptera: Meliponini) in Conserved and Disturbed Habitats: A Case Study of an Endemic Bee from Jalisco, Mexico
Chapter 218. Monogyny and Polygyny: Plasticity in the Number of Queens in Colonies of Arboreal Ant Species
Chapter 219. Arthropods and Their Pathogens: The Epizootiology and Biology of Some Gregarines (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) from Scaurus punctatus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), with Data on Their Impact Concerning Insect Fitness
Chapter 220. Proximal and Evolutionary Factors That Influence Arthropod Community Structure Associated to Vascular Plants
Chapter 221. Inferring Stages and Development Times of Embryonized Decapod (Pleocyemata) Crustacean Larvae Based on Equivalent Free-Living Stages of Dendrobranchiate Prawns


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