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Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents

Clinical Medicine and Surgery

Addresses the common questions and concerns of the practicing veterinarian who works with small mammals. Serves as a useful reference for veterinary students, technicians, research scientists, pet shop owners, pet owners, and breeders. Because preventive medicine is crucial to small mammal medicine, coverage includes basic biology, husbandry, and routine care of the healthy animal. Also features chapters on disease management, surgery, and radiology.

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Published: December 2003

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-9377-4

Contents

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS:
    SECTION 1. FERRETS
    1. Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior, and Husbandry
    2. Basic Approach to Veterinary Care
    3. Gastrointestinal Diseases
    4. Urogenital Diseases
    5. Periparturient and Neonatal Diseases
    6. Cardiovascular Diseases
    7. Respiratory Diseases
    8. Endocrine Diseases
    9. Nonendocrine Neoplasia
    10. Dermatologic Diseases
    11. Musculoskeletal Diseases
    12. Soft Tissue Surgery
    SECTION 2. RABBITS
    13. Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior, and Husbandry
    14. Basic Approach to Veterinary Care
    15. Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Physiology
    16. Gastrointestinal Diseases
    17. Respiratory Disease and the Pasteurella Complex
    18. Reproductive and Urogenital Disorders
    19. Dermatologic Diseases
    20. Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disease
    21. Cardiovascular and Hemopoetic Diseases
    22. Soft Tissue Surgery
    SECTION 3. GUINEA PIGS, CHINCHILLAS, AND PRAIRIE DOGS
    23. Biology, Husbandry, and Clinical Techniques
    24. Disease Problems of Guinea Pigs
    25. Disease Problems of Chinchillas
    26. Disease Problems of Prairie Dogs
    27. Soft Tissue Surgery
    SECTION 4. SMALL RODENTS
    28. Basic Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior, and Husbandry
    29. Clinical Techniques
    30. Disease Problems
    31. Soft Tissue Surgery
    SECTION 5. OTHER SMALL MAMMALS
    32. Sugar Gliders
    33. Hedgehogs
    SECTION 6. GENERAL TOPICS
    34. Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation of Small Mammals
    35. Dentistry of Small Mammals
    36. Orthopedics
    37. Small Mammal Endoscopy
    38. Radiology and Ultrasound
    39. Cytology
    40. Ophthalmology
    41. Zoonotic Diseases
    42. Formulary
    Appendices
    Index
    Color Plates

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