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Ferrets continue to be popular pets and research models. This Second Edition is thoroughly revised, and emphasizes the clinical component of veterinary medicine particular to the ferret, reflecting recent advancements of knowledge and the author's work at MIT. New techniques for routine diagnostic and surgical procedures are covered, as well as discussion of eosinophilic gastroenteritis; hormone-dependent cystitis; lymphomas; rabies vaccines, Aleutian disease; insulinoma; alopecia; adrenal neoplasia; bleeding disorders; and anesthesia protocols.

"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: 9780812111392
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/28/1988
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 335

Meet the Author

James G. Fox, DVM, Professor and Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Adjunct Professor of Comparative Medicine, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, Massachusetts. Adjunct Professor of Companion Animal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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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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