Manual of Exotic Pet Practice


  • Mark Mitchell, DVM, PhD, MS, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • Thomas Tully, BS, DVM, MS, Diplomate ABVP(Avian), ECAMS, Professor Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

The only book of its kind with in-depth coverage of the most common exotic species presented in practice, this comprehensive guide prepares you to treat invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, marsupials, North American wildlife, and small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, and rodents. Organized by species, each chapter features vivid color images that demonstrate the unique anatomic, medical, and surgical features of each species. This essential reference also provides a comprehensive overview of biology, husbandry, preventive medicine, common disease presentations, zoonoses, and much more. Other key topics include common health and nutritional issues as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotics.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-0119-5

Table of Contents

1. History of Exotic Pets

2. Preparing Your Hospital for Exotics

3. Invertebrates

4. Fish

5. Amphibians

6. Crocodilians

7. Snakes

8. Lizards

9. Chelonians

10. Birds

11. Marsupials

12. Mice and rats

13. Ferrets

14. Rabbits

15. Hamsters and gerbils

16. Hedgehogs

17. Guinea Pigs

18. Chinchillas

19. North American Wildlife