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Author: Gretchen Kaufman, DVM

Zoological Medicine 2008
Invertebrate Readings and Links for Part I
G. Kaufman, DVM
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

1. Invertebrate Readings and Links for Part I

  • Lobster Herpes virus – USA (FL) (2003). ProMED-mail 20030916.2343. <>. Accessed December 2008.

  • Limp Lobster disease – USA (ME) (2004). ProMED-mail 20040104.0026. <>. Accessed December 2008.

  • Lobster disease take a toll in New England – USA (New England) (2005). ProMED-mail 20050217.0533. <>. Accessed December 2008.

  • Fungus may be contributing to US bee collapse – USA (multistate) (2007). ProMED-mail 20070503.1436. <>. Accessed December 2008.

  • Danovaro R, Bongiorni L, Corinaldesi C, et al. Sunscreens cause coral bleaching by promoting viral infections. Environ Health Perspect. 2008;116(4):441-447.

  • Bari, S. Are pesticides killing Rhode Island lobsters? Larvacides used to combat EEE and West Nile Virus threaten lobster population. The Jamestown Press [Internet]. 2008 Apr 10: Front page.

  • Davis MR, Gamble KC, Matheson JS. Diagnostic imaging in terrestrial invertebrates: Madagascar hissing cockroach (gromphadorhina portentosa), desert millipede (orthoporus sp.), emperor scorpion (pandinus imperator), chilean rosehair tarantula (grammostola spatulata), mexican fireleg tarantula (brachypelma boehmei), and mexican redknee tarantula (brachypelma smithi). Zoo Biol. 2008;27(2):109-125.

  • Raymundo LJ, Halford AR, Maypa AP, Kerr AM. Functionally diverse reef-fish communities ameliorate coral disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106(40):17067-17070

1.1. Colony Collapse Disorder

  • Bee collapse may be due to virus from Australia
    Stokstad. Puzzling decline of U.S. bees linked to virus from Australia.
    Science 7 September 2007. Vol. 317. No. 5843. Pp. 1304-1305.

  • Colla SR, Packer L. Evidence for decline in eastern north american bumblebees (hymenoptera: Apidae), with special focus on bombus affinis cresson. Biodiversity and Conservation. 2008;17(6):1379-1391.

  • Honeybees at unsustainable levels: over one-third lost
    Science on the Environmentalist. May 6, 2008. By Janet Ritz. Cross-posted on Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Reuters.

  • Otterstatter MC, Thomson JD 2008 Does Pathogen Spillover from Commercially Reared Bumble Bees Threaten Wild Pollinators?. PLoS ONE 3(7): e2771 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002771. Access here .

  • Britain's honeybees have suffered catastrophic losses – UK (2008). ProMED-mail 20080818.2574. <>. Accessed December 2008.

  • Colony collapse disorder, apis – Germany: chemical ban: Bee deaths in Europe linked to Pesticides (2008). ProMED-mail 20080613.1868. <>. Accessed December 2008.

  • Europe continues to pursue pesticides as cause of major bee die-offs – UK (2008). ProMED-mail: 20081004.3133. <>. Accessed December 2008.

  • Colonies in collapse: What's causing massive honeybee die-offs? Part 1. by Melissa Beattie-Moss. Penn State Live [Internet]. November 11, 2008.