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From The CriticsReviewer: Samantha Haskins, DVM(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This quick reference guide for small animal veterinarians who occasionally see exotic species is separated by species to make it easy to access information. This is an extension of the first edition of 2006, which covered only diseases of ferrets and rabbits.
Purpose: This book is successful in accomplishing its intended purpose, covering a range of diseases in many of the common species kept as exotic pets and outlining key points for each disease, such as history, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.
Audience: It is intended for busy practitioners. The authors are experts in the field and bring an appropriate depth and scope to each topic.
Features: The book covers common diseases in small mammal species, including chinchillas, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, and rodents. Information is organized alphabetically by species and disease presentation so that it is easy to use. The appendixes serve as a quick reference for normal hematologic values and a formulary of commonly used drugs.
Assessment: This second edition updates and expands upon the information provided in the first edition. It is limited by its quick reference format in that it does not detail how to perform many of the recommended procedures. However, this information can be found in many of the referenced books.