Exotic Animal Medicine

Exotic Animal Medicine

A Quick Reference Guide

2nd Edition - November 2, 2015

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  • Author: Lance Jepson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323394307
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323328494

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Exotic pets are more popular than ever before, so make sure you are ready to care for everything from rats to songbirds with Exotic Animal Medicine: A Quick Reference Guide, 2nd Edition. Expanded with three all new chapters and updated content, this new edition provides the key points on differential diagnoses and diagnostics, along with background information on a wide variety of exotic pets, to veterinary practitioners who may or may not have experience treating them. Its practical quick-reference outline format makes it easy for you to see the conditions likely to be encountered within a species; develop a potential differential diagnosis list quickly; initiate an investigational plan; and view treatment regimens.

Key Features

  • Covers the most commonly encountered exotic species in one text, making it a succinct and practical clinician’s guide to diagnosing and treating a wide variety of exotic pets.
  • Expert advice on diagnostic approaches, clinical techniques, anesthetic protocols, and treatment regimens offers an invaluable source of useful clinically applicable material.
  • Organization of chapters by species and clinical signs enables you to access information easily and efficiently.
  • User-friendly outline format allows the guide to act as a quick reference in the clinical setting.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Ferrets
    Chapter 2: Rabbits
    Chapter 3: Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas and Degus
    Chapter 4: Small Rodents
    Chapter 5: Marmosets and Tamarins
    Chapter 6: Hedgehogs
    Chapter 7: Sugar Gliders
    Chapter 8: Parrots and Related Species
    Chapter 9: Songbirds and Softbills
    Chapter 10: Lizards
    Chapter 11: Snakes
    Chapter 12: Tortoises and Turtles
    Chapter 13: Amphibians
    Chapter 14: Goldfish and Koi
    Chapter 15: Tropical Freshwater Fish
    Chapter 16: Tropical Marine Fish

Product details

  • No. of pages: 656
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2015
  • Published: November 2, 2015
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323394307
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323328494

About the Author

Lance Jepson

Lance Jepson is an honorary lecturer in Exotic Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool Small Animal Hospital, where he runs a referral clinic for exotic pets as well as providing a lecture course covering ornamental fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and small mammals. Dr. Jepson developed his own exotics referral practice in South Wales (Vet4dragons) with clinics in both Neath and Haverfordwest. He lectures both nationally and internationally, contributes to veterinary texts, and provides regular health articles and advice to fish keeping magazines. Other than Exotic Animal Medicine, he has written four books, three on fish health and one on Mediterranean Tortoises

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Lecturer in Exotic Medicine, Vet4dragons, Fenton Veterinary Practice, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, UK

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