Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents

Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents

Clinical Medicine and Surgery

4th Edition - April 24, 2020
  • Editor: James Carpenter
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323484350
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323484343

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Learn to treat a wide variety of small mammals and pocket pets with Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 4th Edition. Covering the conditions most often seen in veterinary practice, this highly readable and easy-to-navigate text covers preventative medicine along with disease management, ophthalmology, dentistry, and zoonosis. More than 700 full-color photographs and illustrations highlight radiographic interpretation as well as diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques. This fourth edition also features new coverage of degus (large rodent species); new coverage of prairie dogs; and expanded coverage of surgical procedures, physical therapy rehabilitation and alternative medicine for rabbits, neoplasia in rabbits, and zoonotic disease. With expert contributors from around the globe, Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents is the authoritative, single point of reference for small mammal care that is hard to find elsewhere.

Key Features

  • Logical organization lays out sections by different animals and organizes parts within chapters by body system — making it quick and easy to access important information.
  • Drug formulary provides dosage instructions for a wealth of species including ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, rats/mice, prairie dogs, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders.
  • More than 700 photographs and illustrations highlight key concepts such as radiographic interpretation and the main points of diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques.
  • Chapter on ophthalmology provides an area of study that is difficult to find for ferrets, rabbits, rodents, and other small mammals.
  • Chapter outlines offer an at-a-glance overview of the chapter contents at the beginning of the chapter.
  • Access to Expert Consult site provides an excellent comprehensive reference and a fully searchable eBook.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: FERRETS
    1. Basic Anatomy, Physiology, and Husbandry of Ferrets
    2. Basic Approach to Veterinary Care of Ferrets and Clinical Techniques
    3. Gastrointestinal Diseases of Ferrets
    4. Disorders of the Urinary and Reproductive System in Ferrets
    5. Cardiovascular and Other Diseases of Ferrets
    6. Respiratory Diseases of Ferrets
    7. Endocrine Diseases of Ferrets
    8. Neoplasia in Ferrets
    9. Dermatologic Diseases of Ferrets
    10. Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Diseases of Ferrets
    Section 2: RABBITS
    11. Basic Anatomy, Physiology, and Husbandry of Rabbits
    12. Basic Approach to Veterinary Care of Rabbits
    13. Gastrointestinal Physiology and Nutrition of Rabbits
    14. Gastrointestinal Diseases of Rabbits
    15. Respiratory Diseases and Pasteurellosis in Rabbits
    16. Disorders of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems in Rabbits
    17. Dermatologic Diseases of Rabbits
    18. Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disorders of Rabbits
    19. Cardiovascular Disease in Rabbits
    20. Lymphoreticular Disorders, Thymoma, and other Neoplastic Diseases of Rabbits
    Section 3: RODENTS
    21.  Guinea Pigs
    22. Chinchillas
    23. Degus
    24. Prairie Dogs
    25. Rats and Mice
    26. Hamsters and Gerbils
    27. Sugar Gliders
    28. African Pygmy Hedgehogs
    29. Skunks
    30. General Principles of Surgical Techniques
    31. Soft Tissue Surgery: Ferrets
    32. Soft Tissue Surgery: Rabbits
    33. Soft Tissue Surgery: Rodents
    34. Orthopedics in Small Mammals
    35. Exotic Mammal Diagnostic and Surgical Endoscopy
    36. Small Mammal Dentistry
    Section 6: GENERAL TOPICS
    37. Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation of Small Mammals
    38. Diagnostic Imaging
    39. Hematology and Biochemistry of Small Mammals
    40. Ophthalmic Diseases of Small Mammals
    41. Emergency and Critical Care of Small Mammals
    42. Zoonotic Diseases Associated with Small Mammals
    Appendix: Formulary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 656
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2020
  • Published: April 24, 2020
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323484350
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323484343

About the Editor

James Carpenter

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

About the Authors

Katherine Quesenberry

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice), Service Head, Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY

Christoph Mans

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

Connie Orcutt