Providing accurate, at-a-glance information on managing the diseases of birds and exotic pets, Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets is the only comprehensive resource on the market covering birds, reptiles, small mammals, and other non-traditional pets. Concise summaries of hundreds of common medical problems help you consider differential diagnoses, recommend diagnostic tests, interpret results mindful of unique species differences, utilize important concepts of species-specific husbandry and nutrition, prescribe treatments, and provide follow-up care. With contributions from recognized avian and exotics experts and edited by Jörg Mayer and Thomas M. Donnelly, this clinical reference provides all the information you need in one book!
- Six-books-in-one format includes six separate sections: Diseases and Disorders, Procedures and Techniques, Differential Diagnosis, Laboratory Tests, Clinical Algorithms, and Zoonoses.
- In-depth, cutting-edge coverage includes all exotic species — birds, reptiles, pocket pets, amphibians, and fish — in one comprehensive resource.
- Concise summaries feature a definition of each problem, epidemiology, physical findings and clinical presentation, etiology, differential diagnosis, diagnostic workup (such as laboratory tests and imaging studies), treatment, prognosis and patient follow-up, zoonotic potential, and references.
- Diagnostic and treatment algorithms provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance to clinical assessment and treatment planning.
- A companion website includes the complete text from the book, making the entire contents fully searchable, along with 250 full-color illustrations, client handouts, and the ability to print out any pages.
Section I: Diseases and Disorders
Fungal Infections, Superficial and Systemic
Infectious Diseases of Acroporid Corals
Panagrolaimidae Oral Nematodes in Tarantulas
Flukes (Monogenean Parasites)
Gastrointestinal Nematode and Cestode Parasites
Gastrointestinal Protozoal Parasites
Head and Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE)
Koi Herpes Virus Infection (KHV)
Protozoal Ectoparasites (Ciliated and Flagellated)
Spring Viremia of Carp (SVC)
Swim Bladder Disease
Trauma and Wound Management
Ulcer Disease in Koi
Viral Epidermal Hyperplasia (Carp Pox)
Water Quality and Pet Fish Health
Corneal Lipidosis or Xanthomatosis
Gastrointestinal Foreign Body or Overload
Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Trauma and Wound Management
Dermatophilosis (Rain Rot)
Inclusion Body Disease of Snakes
Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (NSHP)
Orthopedics and Fracture Repair
Proliferative Spinal Osteoarthropathy
Respiratory (Lower) Tract Disease/Pneumonia
Central Nervous System Signs and Neurologic Conditions
Chronic Egg Laying
Edema, Soft Tissue
Heavy Metal Toxicity
Overgrown Beak and Claws
Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) Toxicity
Proventricular Dilatation Disease
Uropygeal Gland Disease Conditions
Mammary and Pituitary Tumors
Respiratory Tract Disease, Acute
Respiratory Tract Disease, Chronic
Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus
Pregnancy and Parturient Disorders
Perineal Sac Impaction or Rectal Impaction
Respiratory Tract Disease
Uterine and Vaginal Disorders
Cheek Pouch Disorders
Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome
Buphthalmia and Glaucoma
Dacryocystits and Epiphora
Dysautonomia (Grass Sickness)
Floppy Rabbit Syndrome
Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
Lower Urinary Tract Disorders
Mammary Gland Disorders
Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
Campylobacter spp. Infections
Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis
Ferret Systemic Coronaviral Disease (FSCD)
Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies
Heart Disease, AV block
Heart Disease, Structural
Helicobacter mustelae-Associated Gastritis and Ulcers
Ibuprofen and Acetaminophin Toxicity
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ovarian Remnant Syndrome
Proliferative Bowel Disease
Section II: Procedures and Techniques
Section III: Differential Diagnosis
Section IV: Laboratory Tests
Section V: Clinical Algorithms
Appendix: Client Handouts
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- 13th November 2012
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Dr. Mayer is an Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mayer received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Budapest in Hungary and his Masters from the Royal Veterinary College in London. Dr. Mayer is particularly interested in reptiles, amphibians, and fish as well as small mammals such as rabbits and ferrets. He is also the Consulting Editor for Veterinary Clinics: Exotics.
Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine, Department of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Dr. Donnelly received his BVSc from the University of Sydney. He is currently working at the French National Veterinary School in Paris as a research professor and co-service head of the exotic animal service. Dr. Donnelly has held appointments at the Animal Medical Center in New York and Tufts Cummings Veterinary School. He has been a VIN Mammals Small and Exotic consultant for 15 years.
Warren Institute, Ossining, NY, USA
"This book provides a useful resource with information that is easy to access rapidly and provides the clinican with a working therapeutic plan to recognise and investigate exotic animal cases...The book is laid out, with an index that makes it easy to manoeuvre through the appropriate sections...In summary, this book would make a good addition to the bookshelf of small animal practices that see exotics. Information can be easily accessed for consultations and phone calls. For practices seeing exotics on a regular basis, this book is a useful addition to other texts can provide some additional titbits on many topics."
Veterinary Record, March 2013
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