Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Bornaviruses in North American Waterfowl / Ian Tizard -- ch. 2 Critical Components of Duck Research: The Origin and Genetics of Domestic Ducks / Donald J. Brightsmith -- ch. 3 Recent Viral Diseases of Japanese Anatid with a Fatal Case of Marek's Disease in an Endangered Species, White-Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) / Hiroyuki Taniyama -- ch. 4 Bird Schistosomes / Marta Chanova -- ch. 5 A Brief Overview of Parasitic Nematodes Recorded from Waterfowls on Hokkaido, Japan / Mitsuhiko Asakawa.