Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781416040477, 9781455757503

Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy

6th Edition

Authors: Murray Fowler R. Eric Miller
eBook ISBN: 9781455757503
eBook ISBN: 9781416064633
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416040477
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 20th September 2007
Page Count: 512

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With expert contributors from around the world sharing their knowledge on 57 new cutting-edge areas of interest, Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 6 continues to provide outstanding coverage of today’s most relevant topics. This book is an essential resource in zoo and wild animal medicine, addressing the special challenges posed by individual and herd medical management, newly emerging diseases in diverse wild animal populations, the effect of habitat loss and destruction on wildlife species, and the utilization of zoo animals in the surveillance and detection of potential zoonoses. The user-friendly current therapy approach continues to serve a vital function in the field by fostering a conservation biology ethic, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine, from a diverse group of experts.

Key Features

  • Includes practical guidance on such topics as behavioral training for medical procedures and the use of infrared thermography.
  • Divided into four sections -- Conditions Affecting Multiple Species, Poikilotherms, Avian Medicine, and Mammals -- to help you find the information you need quickly.
  • Extensive contributor list includes multinational contributors offering expert information on species from around the world.

Table of Contents

Section I: Conditions Affecting Multiple Species

1. West Nile Virus in Birds and Mammals

2. Current Diagnostic Methods for Tuberculosis in Zoo Animals

3. Use of Infrared Thermography in Zoo and Wild Animals

4. Behavioral Clues to the Detection of Illness in Wild Animals: Models in Camelids and Elephants

5. Ionophores: Salinomycin Toxicity in Camelids

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

7. Behavioral Training for Medical Procedures

8. The "Balai" Directive of the European Union: A Difficult Piece of Veterinary Legislation

9. Encephalomyocarditis Virus Infection in Zoo Animals

10. Avian Influenza

Conservation Medicine

11. Disease Management in Ex-Situ Invertebrate Conservation Programs

12. Use of Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers as Monitors of Ecosystem Health

13. Biopsy Darting

Section II: Poikilotherms


14. Selected Fish Diseases in Wild Populations

15. Spring Viremia of Carp Virus (SVCV)


16. Veterinary Participation in the Puerto Rican Crested Toad Program

17. Amphibian Chytridiomycosis

18. Raising Giant Tortoises


19. Reptile Protozoa

20. Fluid Therapy in Reptiles

Section III: Avian Medicine

21. Salmonellosis in Songbirds (Order Passeriformes)

22. Veterinary Care of Bustards

23. Medical Management of Curassows

24. Monitoring Avian Health in the Galápagos Islands: Current Knowledge

25. Avian Atherosclerosis

26. Minerals and Stork Nutritions

27. The Veterinary Care of Kiwi

Section IV: Mammals


28. Paramyxoviruses in Bats


29. Medical Aspects of Red Squirrel Translocation


30. Neuroleptics in Great Apes with Specific Reference to the Modification of Aggressive Behavior in a Male Gorilla

31. Occupational Exposure to Zoonotic Simian Retroviruses


32. Neurological Disorders in Cheetahs and Snowleopards

33. Imbalanced Diets Compromise Semen Quality in Felids

34. Baylisascaris Neural Larval Migrans in Zoo Animals

35. Use of Analgesics in Exotic Felids

36. Mycobacterial Diseases in Carnivores

Marine mammals

37. Melioidosis in Marine Mammals

38. Inflammation in Marine Mammals

39. Capture and Anesthesia of Otariids in the Wild

40. Tissue Cyst-Forming Coccidia of Marine Mammals

41. Algal Bloom Toxicity in Marine Animals


42. Elephant Herpesviruses

43. Tuberculosis in Elephants

44. Neonatal Elephant Mortality

45. Working Elephant Health Care and Management


46. Camelinds are Not Ruminants

47. Uroliths and Gastro-Enteroliths

48. Congenital/Hereditary Defects in Camelidae

49. Hypocalcemia, Hypomagnesemia in Non-Domestic Ruminants

50. Diseases of Chamois

51. Gastro-Intestinal Nematodiasis in Hoofstock

52. Tuberculosis in Michigan Deer

53. Chronic Wasting Disease of Cervid Species

54. Heartwater (Ehrlichia Ruminantium)

55. The Nutrition of “Browsers”

56. Side Effects of Etorphine and Carfentanil in Non-Domestic Hoofstock

57. Treatment of Chronic Renal Failure in Non-Domestic Felids


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About the Author

Murray Fowler

Deceased June 2014

Affiliations and Expertise

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

R. Eric Miller

Affiliations and Expertise

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