Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy - 6th Edition

Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy

6th Edition

Authors: Murray Fowler R. Eric Miller
Imprint: Saunders

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

Fish

14. Selected Fish Diseases in Wild Populations

15. Spring Viremia of Carp Virus (SVCV)

Amphibians

16. Veterinary Participation in the Puerto Rican Crested Toad Program

17. Amphibian Chytridiomycosis

18. Raising Giant Tortoises

Reptiles

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

Chiroptera

28. Paramyxoviruses in Bats

Rodents

29. Medical Aspects of Red Squirrel

Description

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.

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455757503
eBook ISBN:
9781416064633
Hardcover ISBN:
9781416040477

About the Authors

Murray Fowler Author

Deceased June 2014

Affiliations and Expertise

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

R. Eric Miller Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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