Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents

Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents

Clinical Medicine and Surgery

4th Edition - April 24, 2020

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  • 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

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Dedication
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Section I. Ferrets
  • 1. Basic Anatomy, Physiology, and Husbandry of Ferrets
  • Natural History and Domestication
  • Uses
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physiology and Reproduction
  • Reproduction
  • Behavior
  • Husbandry
  • Nutrition
  • 2. Basic Approach to Veterinary Care of Ferrets
  • Restraint and Physical Examination
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Hospitalization
  • Clinical and Treatment Techniques
  • 3. Gastrointestinal Diseases of Ferrets
  • Disorders of the Oral Cavity
  • Disorders of the Esophagus
  • Disorders of the Stomach and Gastrointestinal Ulceration
  • Enteritis and Diarrhea
  • Rectal Disease
  • Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Neoplasia
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • 4. Disorders of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems in Ferrets
  • Disorders of the Urinary System
  • Disorders of the Reproductive System
  • Periparturient Disease
  • 5. Cardiovascular and Other Diseases of Ferrets
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Other Diseases
  • 6. Respiratory Diseases of Ferrets
  • Canine Distemper
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Mycoses
  • Other Causes of Respiratory Signs
  • 7. Endocrine Diseases of Ferrets
  • Diseases of the Adrenal Gland
  • Diseases of the Thyroid and Parathyroid
  • Diseases of the Pancreas
  • 8. Neoplasia in Ferrets
  • Etiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Tumors of the Endocrine System
  • Tumors of the Hemolymphatic System
  • Tumors of the Skin and Subcutis
  • Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Tumors of the Reproductive Tract
  • Tumors of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Tumors of the Nervous System
  • Tumors of the Urinary System
  • Tumors of the Respiratory System
  • Vascular Neoplasms
  • Miscellaneous Neoplasms
  • 9. Dermatologic Diseases of Ferrets
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Husbandry Considerations
  • Diseases
  • 10. Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Diseases
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Abnormal Neurologic Signs
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Intracranial Disorders
  • Metabolic Disease
  • Infectious Disease
  • Vestibular Syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Acknowledgment
  • Section II. Rabbits
  • 11. Basic Anatomy, Physiology, and Husbandry of Rabbits
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • Puberty and Breeding Life
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Behavior
  • Husbandry
  • 12. Basic Approach to Veterinary Care of Rabbits
  • Housing
  • Handling and Restraint
  • Physical Examination
  • Sample Collection
  • Treatment Techniques
  • 13. Gastrointestinal Physiology and Nutrition of Rabbits
  • Rabbit Gastrointestinal Physiology
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • Dietary Components
  • Summary of Dietary Recommendations
  • 14. Gastrointestinal Diseases of Rabbits
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
  • Dysbiosis, Enteritis Complex, and Enterotoxemia
  • Viral Diseases of the Digestive Tract
  • Parasitic Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neoplasia
  • Liver Lobe Torsion
  • Aflatoxicosis
  • 15. Respiratory Disease
  • Anatomy of the Respiratory Tract
  • Physical Examination
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Diseases of the Upper Respiratory Tract
  • Diseases of the Lower Respiratory Tract
  • Diseases Producing Secondary Respiratory Symptoms
  • Treatment of Respiratory Disease
  • Prevention And Control of Infectious Respiratory Disease
  • 16. Disorders of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
  • Disorders of the Reproductive System
  • Disorders of the Mammary Glands
  • Disorders of the Urinary System
  • 17. Dermatologic Diseases of Rabbits
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Fungal Diseases
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Endoparasitic Diseases Involving the Skin
  • Viral Diseases
  • Neoplasia
  • Behaviors Affecting the Skin
  • Diseases of Unknown Origin
  • Diseases of the External Ear Canal and Pinna
  • 18. Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Fungal Diseases
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Viral Diseases
  • Trauma
  • Degenerative/ Developmental Disorders
  • Toxicoses
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Nutritional Disorders
  • Other/Miscellaneous Diseases
  • 19. Cardiovascular Disease
  • Normal Cardiovascular Structure and Related Anatomy
  • Examination of the Rabbit with Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diagnostic Methods
  • Diseases and Management
  • 20. Lymphoreticular Disorders, Thymoma, and Other Neoplastic Diseases
  • Lymphoreticular Neoplasia
  • Other Neoplastic Diseases
  • Section III. Rodents
  • 21. Guinea Pigs
  • Biology And Anatomy
  • Husbandry
  • Basic Procedures and Preventive Medicine
  • Diseases of Guinea Pigs
  • 22. Chinchillas
  • Biology and Anatomy
  • Husbandry
  • Clinical Techniques
  • Diseases of Chinchillas
  • Acknowledgments
  • 23. Degus
  • Taxonomy
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Husbandry
  • Nutrition
  • Clinical Techniques
  • Common Disorders
  • 24. Prairie Dogs
  • Natural History and Taxonomy
  • Clinical Techniques
  • Diseases
  • 25. Rats and Mice
  • Taxonomy and Natural History
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • HusbandRy
  • Restraint and Examination
  • Clinical Techniques
  • Diseases of Mice
  • Diseases of Rats
  • 26. Hamsters and Gerbils
  • Taxonomy, Natural History, and General Characteristics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Husbandry and Diet
  • Restraint and Clinical Techniques
  • Common Diseases of Hamsters
  • Common Diseases of Gerbils
  • Zoonosis
  • Section IV. Other Small Mammals
  • 27. Sugar Gliders
  • Biology
  • Clinical Techniques
  • Diseases and Syndromes
  • Surgery and Anesthesia
  • 28. African Pygmy Hedgehogs
  • Biology and Anatomy
  • Husbandry
  • Basic Procedures and Preventative Medicine
  • Common Diseases
  • Anesthetic and Surgical Considerations
  • Euthanasia
  • Zoonoses
  • 29. Skunks
  • Biology and Anatomy
  • Husbandry
  • Basic Procedures and Preventative Medicine
  • Common Disorders
  • Zoonoses
  • Anesthetic and Surgical Considerations
  • Section V. Surgical Techniques and Dentistry
  • 30. General Principles of Surgical Techniques
  • Presurgical Considerations
  • Instrumentation
  • Patient Preparation
  • Sutures, Needles, and Closure
  • 31. Soft Tissue Surgery: Ferrets
  • Preoperative Considerations In Ferrets
  • Surgery of Cutaneous Neoplasia
  • Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Surgery of the Digestive Tract
  • Surgery of the Endocrine System
  • Surgery of the Urogenital System
  • Miscellaneous Surgical Procedures
  • 32. Soft Tissue Surgery: Rabbits
  • General Principles
  • Surgery of the Integumentary System
  • Surgery of the Eye
  • Surgery of the Ear
  • Surgery of the Abdominal Cavity
  • Surgery of the Digestive System
  • Surgery of the Perineum, Rectum, and Anus
  • Surgery of the Liver
  • Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter
  • Surgery of the Bladder and Urethra
  • Surgery of the Reproductive System
  • Surgery of the Thoracic Cavity
  • Surgery of the Upper Respiratory System
  • Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System
  • 33. Soft Tissue Surgery: Rodents
  • Surgery of the Female Reproductive Tract
  • Surgery of the Male Reproductive Tract
  • Surgery of the Mammary Gland
  • Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Surgery of the Urinary Tract
  • Surgical Treatment of Abscesses
  • Surgery of Cutaneous Neoplasia
  • Surgery of the Thorax
  • Enucleation and Exenteration
  • Surgery of the Ear
  • Tail Amputation
  • 34. Orthopedics in Small Mammals
  • Fundamentals of Fracture Repair
  • Fractures
  • Luxations
  • Cruciate Ligament Rupture
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Amputations
  • 35. Exotic Mammal Diagnostic and Surgical Endoscopy
  • Patient Selection
  • Patient Evaluation
  • Anesthesia
  • Instrumentation
  • Procedures
  • Complications
  • Postoperative Care
  • Outcome
  • 36. Small Mammal Dentistry
  • Dental Equipment
  • The Dental Examination
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Other Diagnostic Testing
  • Nomenclature Systems
  • Rabbits
  • Rodents
  • Ferrets
  • Hedgehogs
  • Sugar Gliders
  • Section VI. General Topics
  • 37. Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation of Small Mammals
  • General Principles and Challenges in Anesthetizing Small Mammals
  • Preanesthetic Considerations
  • Sedatives and Tranquilizers
  • Induction and Maintenance of Anesthesia
  • Injectable Anesthetics
  • Inhalant Anesthesia
  • Local and Regional Anesthesia
  • Anesthetic Monitoring and Supportive Care
  • Management of Hypotension
  • Emergencies
  • Recovery
  • Analgesia
  • Analgesic Drugs
  • Acupuncture
  • 38. Diagnostic Imaging
  • General Considerations
  • Which Imaging Examination to Perform
  • Advanced Treatments
  • 39. Hematology and Biochemistry of Small Mammals
  • Small Mammal Hematology
  • Biochemistry
  • 40. Ophthalmologic Diseases of Small Mammals
  • Rabbits
  • Conjunctivitis and Epiphora
  • Cornea
  • Uveitis and Diseases of the Lens
  • Glaucoma
  • Orbit
  • Ferrets
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Chinchillas
  • Rats, Mice, and Hamsters
  • Sugar Gliders
  • 41. Emergency and Critical Care of Small Mammals
  • Identification and Triage of the Critically Ill Patient
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Exotic Companion Mammals
  • Oxygen Therapy in Exotic Companion Mammals
  • Fluid Resuscitation of Critically Ill Exotic Companion Mammals
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Maintenance of Normothermia
  • Nutritional Support
  • Critical Care Stat Diagnostic Testing and Monitoring
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Lactate Monitoring
  • Coagulation Testing
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound (Pocus) in Exotic Companion Mammals
  • Indirect Measurement of Systolic Blood Pressure
  • Sedation and Anesthesia of the Critically Ill Small Mammal
  • 42. Zoonotic Diseases Associated With Small Mammals
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Viral Diseases
  • Parastic Diseases
  • Mycotic Diseases
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Summary
  • Appendix. Formulary
  • Index

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

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