Gorilla Pathology and Health: With a Catalogue of Preserved Materials


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Gorilla Pathology and Health: With a Catalogue of Preserved Materials (PDF) consists of two cross-referenced parts. The first; the ebook 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 cages and captivity. The comparative aspects are discussed; stressing the relevance of research to both humans and gorillas. 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 study and research.

This ebook can; and should; be used to gain cardinal knowledge regarding the biology and pathology of this genus. The combination of ebook and catalogue in this extensive compilation makes it an invaluable tool for all those concerned with the welfare; health; and conservation of gorillas; one of our nearest living relatives.



    • Features an extensive list of references and further reading; in different languages


    • Incorporates a comprehensive; descriptive catalogue of gorilla material from around the world


    • Includes illustrative figures on gross and microscopic pathological changes; museum specimens; photos of field necropsy and techniques; and examples of laboratory tests


    • Brings together data; studies; 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



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John E. Cooper, Gordon Hull


Academic Press




666 pages









Table of contents

Front-matter,Copyright,Dedication,Quotations,Foreword,Preface,Acknowledgements,About the Authors,About the Contributors,List of AbbreviationsEntitled to full textPart I: Gorilla Pathology and HealthChapter 1 – The Genus Gorilla – Morphology, Anatomy and the Path to Pathology, Pages 3-10
Chapter 2 – The Growth of Studies on Primate Pathology, Pages 11-18
Chapter 3 – Infectious Disease and Host Responses, Pages 19-32
Chapter 4 – Noninfectious Disease and Host Responses, Pages 33-45
Chapter 5 – Methods of Investigation – Observation, Clinical Examination and Health Monitoring, Pages 47-56
Chapter 6 – Methods of Investigation – Postmortem Examination, Pages 57-72
Chapter 7 – Methods of Investigation – Sampling and Laboratory Tests, Pages 73-86
Chapter 8 – Nonspecific Pathology, Pages 87-96
Chapter 9 – Skin and Integument, Pages 97-106
Chapter 10 – Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems, Pages 107-118
Chapter 11 – Alimentary Tract and Associated Organs, Pages 119-137
Chapter 12 – Lymphoreticular and Haemopoietic Systems and Allergic Conditions, Pages 139-148
Chapter 13 – Urinary and Reproductive Systems, Pages 149-160
Chapter 14 – Musculoskeletal System, Pages 161-176
Chapter 15 – Nervous System and Special Senses, Pages 177-187
Chapter 16 – Endocrinological and Associated Conditions, Pages 189-196
Chapter 17 – Field Studies in Pathology and Health Monitoring, Pages 197-209
Chapter 18 – Legal Considerations, Pages 211-228
Chapter 19 – Pathology, Health and Conservation – The Way Forward, Pages 229-235
Introduction to the Catalogue, Pages 359-378
Catalogue of Preserved Gorilla Materials, Pages 379-602
Appendix 1 – Glossary of Terms, Pages 237-242
Appendix 2 – Protocols and Reports, Pages 243-285
Appendix 3 – Field Pathology, Pages 287-291
Appendix 4 – Hazards, Including Zoonoses, Pages 293-300
Appendix 5 – Case Studies – Museums and Zoological Collections, Pages 301-314
Appendix 6 – Scientific Names of Species and Taxa Mentioned in Text, Pages 315-316
References and Further Reading, Pages 317-356
Appendix CA1 – Use of Collections and Handling of Biological Material, Pages 603-607
Appendix CA2 – Retrieval, Preparation and Storage of Skeletal and Other Material, Pages 609-615
Index, Pages 617-631

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