Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, Volume 7 - 1st Edition

Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, Volume 7

1st Edition

Authors: R. Eric Miller Murray Fowler
Imprint: Saunders

Table of Contents


1. Disease Risk Analysis in Wildlife Health Field Studies

2. Contraception

3. Conservation Medicine for Zoo Veterinarians

4. Veterinary Challenges of Mixed Species Exhibits

5. Cowpox in Zoo Animals

6. Disaster Preparation for Captive Wildlife Veterinarians

7. Guidelines for the Management of Zoonotic Diseases

8. Integrated Pest Management

9. Noninvasive Techniques to Assess Health and Ecology of Wildlife Populations

10. Culture and Media Shifts Cast New Light on Animal Care, Pose Challenges and Opportunities for Veterinarians

11. Dangerous Animal Crisis Management

12. Sustainable Practices for Zoological Veterinary Medicine

13. Anthrax in Free-Ranging Wildlife

14. Cyanobacterial Bio-Intoxication in Free-Ranging Wildlife

15. Children's Zoo Medicine

16. AAZV Guidelines for Zoo and Aquarium Veterinary Medical Programs and Veterinary Hospitals

17. Fundamentals of Zoo Animal Surgery

18. Emerging Diseases at the Interface of People, Domestic Animals, and Wildlife

19. Depth of Anesthesia Monitoring by Bispectral Analysis in Zoo Animals

20. Approaching Health Problems at the Wildlife-Domestic Animal Interface

21. Wildlife Disease Ecology: What Can Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Learn from this Discipline?


22. Medical Management of Rays

23. Basic Water Quality Evaluation for Zoo Veterinarians

24. The Mechanics of Aquarium Water Conditioning

25. Advanced Water Quality Evaluation For Zoo Veterinarians

26. Quarantine of Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates in Public Display Aquaria


27. Behavioral Training of Reptiles for Medical Procedures

28. The Diagnosis and Control of Amphibian Chytridiomycosis

29. Mycobac


With coverage of current issues and emerging trends, Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 7 provides a comprehensive, all-new reference for the management of zoo and wildlife diseases. A Current Therapy format emphasizes the latest advances in the field, including nutrition, diagnosis, and treatment protocols. Cutting-edge coverage includes topics such as the "One Medicine" concept, laparoscopic surgery in elephants and rhinoceros, amphibian viral diseases, and advanced water quality evaluation for zoos. Editors R. Eric Miller and Murray E. Fowler promote a philosophy of animal conservation, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine with chapters contributed by more than 100 international experts.

Key Features

  • The Current Therapy format focuses on emerging trends, treatment protocols, and diagnostic updates new to the field, providing timely information on the latest advances in zoo and wild animal medicine.
  • Content ranges from drug treatment, nutrition, husbandry, surgery, and imaging to behavioral training.
  • Coverage of species ranges from giraffes, elephants, lions, and orangutans to sea turtles, hellbenders, bats, kakapos, and more.
  • An extensive list of contributors includes recognized authors from around the world, offering expert information with chapters focusing on the latest research and clinical management of captive and free-ranging wild animals.
  • A philosophy of animal conservation helps zoo and wildlife veterinarians fulfill not only the technical aspects of veterinary medicine, but contribute to the overall biological teams needed to rescue many threatened and endangered species from extinction.


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About the Authors

R. Eric Miller Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Animal Health and Conservation, Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

Murray Fowler Author

Deceased June 2014

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA