Description

The only book of its kind with in-depth coverage of the most common exotic species presented in practice, this comprehensive guide prepares you to treat invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, marsupials, North American wildlife, and small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, and rodents. Organized by species, each chapter features vivid color images that demonstrate the unique anatomic, medical, and surgical features of each species. This essential reference also provides a comprehensive overview of biology, husbandry, preventive medicine, common disease presentations, zoonoses, and much more. Other key topics include common health and nutritional issues as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotics.

Key Features

  • Brings cutting-edge information on all exotic species together in one convenient resource.
  • Offers essential strategies for preparing your staff to properly handle and treat exotic patients.
  • Features an entire chapter on equipping your practice to accommodate exotic species, including the necessary equipment for housing, diagnostics, pathology, surgery, and therapeutics.
  • Provides life-saving information on CPR, drugs, and supportive care for exotic animals in distress.
  • Discusses wildlife rehabilitation, with valuable information on laws and regulations, establishing licensure, orphan care, and emergency care.
  • Includes an entire chapter devoted to the emergency management of North American wildlife.
  • Offers expert guidance on treating exotics for practitioners who may not be experienced in exotic pet care.

Table of Contents

1. History of Exotic Pets

2. Preparing Your Hospital for Exotics

3. Invertebrates

4. Fish

5. Amphibians

6. Crocodilians

7. Snakes

8. Lizards

9. Chelonians

10. Birds

11. Marsupials

12. Mice and rats

13. Ferrets

14. Rabbits

15. Hamsters and gerbils

16. Hedgehogs

17. Guinea Pigs

18. Chinchillas

19. North American Wildlife

Details

No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781416069225
eBook ISBN:
9781455757329
Print ISBN:
9781416001195

About the editors

Mark Mitchell

Affiliations and Expertise

Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Thomas Tully

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

About the authors

Mark Mitchell

Affiliations and Expertise

Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Thomas Tully

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA