Biology and Diseases of the Ferret / Edition 2

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Overview

Biology and Diseases of the Ferret, Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide a current, comprehensive reference on the ferret. Encyclopedic in scope, it is the only book to focus on the characteristics that make the ferret an important research animal, with detailed information on conditions, procedures, and treatments. Offering basic information on biology, husbandry, clinical medicine, and surgery, as well as unique information on the use of ferrets in biomedical research, Biology and Diseases of the Ferret is an essential resource for investigators using ferrets in the laboratory and for companion animal and comparative medicine veterinarians.

The Third Edition adds ten completely new chapters, covering regulatory considerations, black-footed ferret recovery, diseases of the cardiovascular system, viral respiratory disease research, morbillivirus research, genetic engineering, hearing and auditory function, vision and neuroplasticity research, nausea and vomiting research, and lung carcinogenesis research. Additionally, the anesthesia, surgery, and biomethodology chapter has been subdivided into three and thoroughly expanded. The book also highlights the ferret genome project, along with the emerging technology of genetically engineered ferrets, which is of particular importance to the future of the ferret as an animal model in research and will allow the investigation of diseases and their genetic basis in a small, easily maintained, non-rodent species.

"The definitive resource on the topic has been thoroughly revised, reflecting recent advancements of knowledge and the author's work at MIT...covers new techniques for routine diagnostic and surgical procedures."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683300345
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

James G. Fox, DVM, MS, DACLAM, is Professor and Director at MIT’s Division of Comparative Medicine, as well as Chair of ACLAM’s publications committee. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Robert P. Marini, DVM, DACLAM, is Assistant Director and Chief of Veterinary Surgical Resources at MIT’s Division of Comparative Medicine and Lecturer in Health, Science and Technology, also at MIT.

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Table of Contents

Sect. I Biology and Husbandry
Ch. 1 Taxonomy, History, and Use 3
Ch. 2 Anatomy of the Ferret 19
Ch. 3 Neuroanatomy of the Ferret Brain 71
Ch. 4 Physiology of the Ferret 103
Ch. 5 Nutrition 149
Ch. 6 Housing and Management 173
Ch. 7 Normal Clinical and Biologic Parameters 183
Ch. 8 Growth, Reproduction, and Breeding 211
Sect. II Diseases and Clinical Applications
Ch. 9 Hematopoietic Diseases 231
Ch. 10 Diseases of the Genitourinary System 247
Ch. 11 Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System 273
Ch. 12 Diseases of the Endocrine System 291
Ch. 13 Other Systemic Diseases 307
Ch. 14 Bacterial and Mycoplasmal Diseases 321
Ch. 15 Viral Diseases 355
Ch. 16 Parasitic Diseases 375
Ch. 17 Mycotic Diseases 393
Ch. 18 Neoplastic Diseases 405
Ch. 19 Anesthesia, Surgery, and Biomethodology 449
Sect. III Research and Applications
Ch. 20 Viral Disease Models 487
Ch. 21 Use of the Ferret in Cardiovascular Research 499
Ch. 22 Use of the Ferret in Behavioral Research 511
Ch. 23 Use of the Ferret in Reproductive Neuroendocrinology 521
Ch. 24 Use of the Ferret in Parasitologic Research 537
Index 551
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