Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780721694993

Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine

5th Edition

Authors: Murray Fowler R. Eric Miller
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721694993
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 17th June 2003
Page Count: 992

Table of Contents

  1. Fish

    2. Anurans (anura, salienta) - frogs, toads
    3. Urodeles (caudate, urodela) - salamanders, sirens
    4. Caecilians (gymniophona, caecilia) – caecilians

    5. Order Chelonia- turtles, tortoises
    6. Order Crocodilia – crocodiles, alligators, gavials, caimans
    7. Suborder Sphenodontia –Tuatara-
    8. Suborder Lacertilia (sauria) – lizards, skinks, geckos, and Suborder Amphisbaenis – worm lizards
    9. Suborder Ophidia (Serpentes) –snakes-

    10. Ratites: Tinamiformes – (tinamous), Struthioniformes, Rheiiformes, Cassuariformes – (ostrich, emu, rhea, cassowary, kiwi)
    11. Sphenisciformes – penguins
    12. Gaviiformes – (loons); Podicipediformes – (grebes); Procellariiformes – (albatross, fumars, petrels, storm petrels, shearwaters)
    13. Pelicaniformes – pelicans, tropicbirds, cormorants, frigatebirds, anhingas, gannets
    14. Ciconiiformes – herons, ibises, spoonbills, storks
    15. Phoenicopteriformes – flamingos
    16. Charadriiformes – gulls, shorebirds
    17. Anseriformes – waterfowl, screamers
    18. Falconiformes – vultures, hawks, falcons, secretary bird
    19. Galliformes – pheasants, grouse, quail, turkeys, chacalacas, currasows, hoatzins
    20. Gruiformes – cranes, limpkins, rails, gallinules, coots, bustards
    21. Columbiformes – pigeons, doves
    22. Psittaciformes – parrots, macaws, lories
    23. Cuculiformes – cuckoos, roadrunners
    24. Strigiformes – owls
    25. Caprimulgiformes – goatsuckers
    26. Musophagiformes – Turacos
    27. Trochiliformes – hummingbirds
    28. Apodiformes & Coliiformes – Swifts, swiftlets & mousebirds
    29. Trogoniformes – trogons
    30. Coraciiformes – kingfishers, motmot, bee-eaters, hoopoes, hornbills
    31. Piciformes – woodpeckers, barbets, puffbirds, jacamars, toucans
    32. Passeriformes – songbirds, perching birds

    33. Monotremata – echidna, platypus
    34. Marsupialia – marsupials
    35. Insectivora – hed


This thoroughly revised, up-to-date text covers diagnosis and treatment of all zoo and wild animals, including amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and camelidae. Logically organized by species, the consistent, user-friendly format addresses an animal's biology, unique anatomy, special physiology, restraint and handling, special housing requirements, feeding, surgery and anesthesia, diagnostics, and diseases. Multinational contributors bring their expertise related to many of the species from countries outside of North America.

Key Features

  • Covers all species in one comprehensive, complete resource.
  • Emphasizes restraint and handlings, an extremely important topic that helps the veterinarian determine if physical or chemical restraint is necessary.
  • Global authorship includes multinational contributors who offer expert information on different species from around the world.
  • Excellent tables provide quick reference to key points in the chapters.
  • Information on husbandry addresses caging various species depending on climate, type of display, etc.
  • New information on reproduction in captive wild animals examines complex problems dealing with reproduction in species whose numbers may be dwindling rapidly.
  • Important information on nutrition and feeding helps the veterinarian develop proper dietary management.


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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