Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets

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Overview

Providing accurate, at-a-glance information on managing the diseases of birds and exotic pets, Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets is the only comprehensive resource on the market covering birds, reptiles, small mammals, and other non-traditional pets. Concise summaries of hundreds of common medical problems help you consider differential diagnoses, recommend diagnostic tests, interpret results mindful of unique species differences, utilize important concepts of species-specific husbandry and nutrition, prescribe treatments, and provide follow-up care. With contributions from recognized avian and exotics experts and edited by Jörg Mayer and Thomas M. Donnelly, this clinical reference provides all the information you need in one book!

  • Six-books-in-one format includes six separate sections: Diseases and Disorders, Procedures and Techniques, Differential Diagnosis, Laboratory Tests, Clinical Algorithms, and Zoonoses.
  • In-depth, cutting-edge coverage includes all exotic species - birds, reptiles, pocket pets, amphibians, and fish - in one comprehensive resource.
  • Concise summaries feature a definition of each problem, epidemiology, physical findings and clinical presentation, etiology, differential diagnosis, diagnostic workup (such as laboratory tests and imaging studies), treatment, prognosis and patient follow-up, zoonotic potential, and references.
  • Diagnostic and treatment algorithms provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance to clinical assessment and treatment planning.
  • A companion website includes the complete text from the book, making the entire contents fully searchable, along with 250 full-color illustrations, client handouts, and the ability to print out any pages.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book provides a useful resource with information that is easy to access rapidly and provides the clinican with a working therapeutic plan to recognise and investigate exotic animal cases...The book is laid out, with an index that makes it easy to manoeuvre through the appropriate sections...In summary, this book would make a good addition to the bookshelf of small animal practices that see exotics. Information can be easily accessed for consultations and phone calls. For practices seeing exotics on a regular basis, this book is a useful addition to other texts can provide some additional titbits on many topics."

Veterinary Record, March 2013

From The Critics
Reviewer: Julia K Whittington, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: With this book, the editors actively sought to develop a comprehensive reference offering a standardized approach to clinical cases that is unlike other quick references pertaining to exotic pet medicine, which do not provide such detail. The book comes with online access to the text as well as an image library and client education sheets written in both English and Spanish. Chapters are organized into six sections covering diseases and disorders, procedures and techniques, differential diagnoses, laboratory tests, clinical algorithms, and zoonoses of commonly kept exotic pet species.
Purpose: The goal is to provide a useful resource for clinical decision making and treatment of individual animals using a template-based format, with a specific focus on conditions commonly affecting exotic pets. Illustrations, black and white in the book and in color online, provide supplementary instruction and information which enhances the book's usefulness for practitioners. While the goal of standardizing case management may be lofty, as professional opinions and experience vary, this book will serve as an excellent reference for practitioners working with exotic pets.
Audience: General veterinary practitioners working with birds and exotic pets are the intended audience. The scope of the book is impressive, covering a multitude of common diseases, procedures, and clinical scenarios. Written by experts, the detailed material provided will undoubtedly serve to teach or reinforce clinical care of unique species ranging from invertebrates, fish, amphibians, and reptiles to birds and such mammals as rabbits, ferrets, and sugar gliders. The editors are well known as significant contributors to the field of exotic animal medicine, while the contributing authors represent the leading experts in their fields.
Features: The cover doesn't come close to reflecting the gems that are found inside this book. It is not until you open the front cover that the first gem is revealed — the entire text is available in searchable format through an associated website where you will also find over 90 printable client education handouts covering topics from husbandry and nutrition to clinical conditions and common procedures. While the book has numerous black-and-white images, high quality color images are linked by topic and species on the website. The next gem is the table of contents. The three sections on diseases and disorders, procedures and techniques, and clinical algorithms are indexed both by species and alphabetically by topic. This allows busy practitioners to use this as a clinical reference. The pages of the book are lightweight and the font is small, but icons indicate the location of specific information, such as therapeutics, differential diagnoses, and prognosis. The section on diseases and disorders includes the next gem, in the form of a subheading titled "pearls and considerations," where the expert authors share insights and experiences that may benefit practicing veterinarians. The procedures and techniques section could benefit from more pictures, but the descriptions are thorough and easy to follow. The differential diagnosis section is formatted into tables and provides very generic listings of conditions to consider when presented with an animal displaying a particular clinical sign. Of greater use is the section of clinical algorithms, which will be of great value for practitioners working through clinical cases. The laboratory tests section focuses primarily on hematology parameters, but does include some reference ranges for commonly seen species. The final gem is the subject index, which is refreshingly complete and useful.
Assessment: This is a reference that can be strongly recommended for any clinical veterinarian working with pet birds or other exotic pets. It provides comprehensive species coverage of relevant topics with useful information. It is rare to find as complete a resource for exotic pet medicine with as much attention given to providing a valuable reference for practicing veterinarians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416039693
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/20/2012
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 604,457
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Diseases and Disorders

INVERTEBRATES

Abscesses/Granulomas

Alopecia

Bacterial Diseases

Dehydration

Dysecdysis

Fungal Infections, Superficial and Systemic

Infectious Diseases of Acroporid Corals

Intoxication

Mites (Acarii)

Panagrolaimidae Oral Nematodes in Tarantulas

Trauma

Viral Diseases

FISH

Bacterial Diseases

Dropsy

Ectoparasites, Crustacean

Flukes (Monogenean Parasites)

Fungal Diseases

Gastrointestinal Nematode and Cestode Parasites

Gastrointestinal Protozoal Parasites

Head and Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE)

Koi Herpes Virus Infection (KHV)

Lymphocystis

Protozoal Ectoparasites (Ciliated and Flagellated)

Spring Viremia of Carp (SVC)

Swim Bladder Disease

Trauma and Wound Management

Ulcer Disease in Koi

Viral Diseases

Viral Epidermal Hyperplasia (Carp Pox)

Water Quality and Pet Fish Health

AMPHIBIANS

Ammonia Toxicosis

Amoebiasis

Chromomycosis

Cloacal Prolapse

Coccidiosis

Corneal Lipidosis or Xanthomatosis

Flagellate Enterocolitits

Gastrointestinal Foreign Body or Overload

Hypovitaminosis A

Mycobacteriosis

Nematodiasis

Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Saprolegniasis

Septicemia

Trauma and Wound Management

Vomiting

Weight Loss

REPTILES

Abscesses

Adenovirus Infection

Aggression

Bacterial Dermatitis

Calicivirus Infection

CANV/Fungal Disease

Cardiac Disease

Chlamydophilosis

Cloacal Prolapse

Coccidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis

Dermatomycosis

Dermatophilosis (Rain Rot)

Diarrhea

Dysecdysis

Ectoparasites

Entamoebiasis

Gout

Hepatic Lipidosis

Herpesvirus Infections

Hyperglycemia

Hypervitaminosis A

Hypovitaminosis A

Inclusion Body Disease of Snakes

Iridovirus Infection

Liver Disease

Mycobacteriosis

Mycoplasma

Nematodiasis

Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (NSHP)

Orthopedics and Fracture Repair

Paramyxovirus Infection

Paraphimosis

Pentastomes

Periodontal Disease

Proliferative Spinal Osteoarthropathy

Regurgitation/Vomiting

Renal Disease

Reovirus Infections

Respiratory (Lower) Tract Disease/Pneumonia

Salmonella

Stomatits, Bacterial

BIRDS

Abscesses

Anemia

Anorexia

Ascites

Aspergillosis

Cardiac Disease

Central Nervous System Signs and Neurologic Conditions

Chlamydophila psittaci

Chronic Egg Laying

Cloacal Prolapse

Conjunctivitis

Constipation (Ileus)

Crop Stasis

Dehydration

Diarrhea

Dystocia

Ectoparasitism

Edema, Soft Tissue

Emaciation

Enteritis

Feather Picking

Follicular Stasis

Foreign Bodies

Fractures

Gout

Heavy Metal Toxicity

Hepatic Lipidosis

Hypocalcemia

Hypovitaminosis

Liver Disease

Megabacteriosis

Mycoses

Neurologic Disease

Ocular Lesions

Organophosphate Toxicity

Overgrown Beak and Claws

Papillomas

Pneumonia

Pododermatitis

Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) Toxicity

Proventricular Dilatation Disease

Regurgitation/Vomiting

Renal Disease

Sinusitis, Chronic

Trauma

Tumors

Uropygeal Gland Disease Conditions

Viral Diseases

SMALL MAMMALS

Rats

Chromodacryorrhea

Mammary and Pituitary Tumors

Renal Disease

Respiratory Tract Disease, Acute

Respiratory Tract Disease, Chronic

Skin Diseases

Guinea Pigs

Anorexia

Cheilitis

Dental Disease

Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus

Hyperthyroidism

Hypovitaminosis C

Intestinal Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Ocular Disorders

Ovarian Cysts

Pododermatitis

Pregnancy and Parturient Disorders

Perineal Sac Impaction or Rectal Impaction

Respiratory Tract Disease

Skin Diseases

Strep Zooepidemicus

Urolithiasis

Uterine and Vaginal Disorders

Hamsters

Andominal Distension

Cardiac Disease

Cheek Pouch Disorders

Dental Disease

Intestinal Disorders

Ocular Disorders

Renal Disease

Skin Diseases

Gerbils

Ovarian Disease

Chinchillas

Cardiac Disease

Dental Disease

Fur Disorders

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Ocular Disorders

Penile Disorders

Prairie Dogs

Odontoma

Degus

Behavioral Disorders

Dental Disease

Diabetes Mellitus

Hedgehogs

Cardiomyopathy

Neoplasia

Skin Diseases

Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome

Sugar Gliders

Behavioral Disorders

Nutritional Disorders

RABBITS

Abscesses

Anorexia

Arthritis

Behavioral Disorders

Buphthalmia and Glaucoma

Cardiovascular Disease

Cataracts

Cherry Eye

Coccidiosis

Conjunctival Disorders

Cutaneous Masses

Dacryocystits and Epiphora

Dental Disease

Dermatopathies

Dysautonomia (Grass Sickness)

Ectoparasites

Electrocution

Encephalitis

Encephalitizoonosis

Endoparasites

Floppy Rabbit Syndrome

Gastric Disorders

Hemorrhagic Disease

Hepatic Disorders

Intestinal Disorders

Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders

Lower Urinary Tract Disorders

Lymphosarcoma

Mammary Gland Disorders

Myxomatosis

Obesity

Otitis

Pasteurellosis

Pododermatitis

Pregnancy Toxaemia

Pseudopregnancy

Renal Disorders

Splay-Leg

Staphylococcosis

Testicular Tumors

Thymoma

Treponematosis

Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders

Uterine Disorders

Uveitis

Vestibular Disease

FERRETS

Adrenal Disease

Aleutian Disease

Campylobacter spp. Infections

Cataracts

Chordoma

Cryptococcosis

Dental Disease

Dirofilariasis

Distemper

Ear Mites

Ectoparasites

Endoparasites

Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis

Ferret Systemic Coronaviral Disease (FSCD)

Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies

Heart Disease, AV block

Heart Disease, Structural

Helicobacter mustelae-Associated Gastritis and Ulcers

Hepatobiliary Disease

Hyperestrogenism Anemia

Ibuprofen and Acetaminophin Toxicity

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Influenza

Insulinoma

Lymphoma

Mastitis

Megaesophagus

Myofascitis

Neonatal Diseases

Osteoma

Ovarian Neoplasia

Ovarian Remnant Syndrome

Pregnancy Toxemia

Proliferative Bowel Disease

Prostatic Disease

Renal Disorders

Skin Tumors

Splenomegaly

Urolithiasis

Vaccine Reactions

Section II: Procedures and Techniques

Section III: Differential Diagnosis

Section IV: Laboratory Tests

Section V: Clinical Algorithms

Appendix: Client Handouts

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