Logically organized by taxonomic groups, this up-to-date text covers the diagnosis and treatment of all zoo animal species and free-ranging wildlife, including amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and fish, unlikely to be seen by private practice veterinarians. Featuring full-color images, the consistent, user-friendly format supplies information on each animal’s biology, unique anatomy, special physiology, reproduction, restraint and handling, housing requirements, nutrition and feeding, surgery and anesthesia, diagnostics, therapeutics, and diseases. Global authorship includes multinational contributors who offer expert information on different species from around the world.
"Veterinary care of non-traditional species is a rapidly progressing field and this title is the much awaited updated version of this zoo and wildlife practitioner’s ‘bible’.
Reviewed by: Charlotte Day on behalf of The Veterinary Record, Oct 14
- Global authorship includes internationally recognized authors who have contributed new chapters focusing on the latest research and clinical management of captive and free-ranging wild animals from around the world.
- Zoological Information Management System chapter offers the latest update on this brand new system that contains a worldwide wealth of information.
- General taxonomy-based format provides a comprehensive text for sharing information in zoo and wildlife medicine.
- Concise tables provide quick reference to key points in the references.
PART I: AMPHIBIAN GROUPS
1. Anurans: Frogs, Toads
PART II: REPTILE GROUPS
7. Lacertilia and Amphisbaenids
PART III: AVIAN GROUPS
9. Ratites: Tinamiformes and Struthioniformes, Rheiiformes, Cassuariformes
11. Gaviiformes, Podicipediformes, and Procellariiformes
27. Apodiformes and Coliiformes
PART IV: MAMMAL GROUPS
34. Insectivora and Dermoptera
38. Great Apes
39. Xenarthra: Edentata
49. Procyonidae and Viverridae
58. Suidae and Tayassuidae
62. Cervidae and Tragulidae
63. Bovidae and Antilocapridae
64. Sheep, Goats, and Goat like Animals
PART V: GENERAL ZOO AND WILD ANIMAL TOPICS
65. Avian Deflighting Techniques
66. CT/MRI Use in Zoo Animals
67. Gout in Exotic Animals
68. Infectious Diseases Notebooks
69. Iron Storage Diseases
71. Latest Advances in Darting Equipment
72. A Legal Overview for Zoological Medicine Veterinarians
73. Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques
74. One Health and Conservation Medicine
75. Tuberculosis Diagnosis
76. Updates on West Nile Virus
77. Use of Ultrasound in Wildlife Species
80. Guidelines for the Management of Zoonotic Diseases
82. AAZV Guidelines for Zoo and Aquarium Veterinary Medical Programs and Veterinary Hospitals
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- © Saunders 2015
- 12th June 2014
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Director Emeritus Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Saint Louis Zoo One Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110
Deceased June 2014
Professor Emeritus, Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA
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