Diseases of Small Domestic Rodents

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Increasing numbers of small rodents are being kept as pets and veterinary surgeons are often asked for advice on a variety of species. This book deals with six popular creatures - chinchillas, mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters and chipmunks. The first chapter of each section provides an introduction to each species and an outline of husbandry and nutrition, emphasising any disease process that may result from poor management. The second, devoted to diseases, moves logically through all the systems (the skin, ...
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Overview

Increasing numbers of small rodents are being kept as pets and veterinary surgeons are often asked for advice on a variety of species. This book deals with six popular creatures - chinchillas, mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters and chipmunks. The first chapter of each section provides an introduction to each species and an outline of husbandry and nutrition, emphasising any disease process that may result from poor management. The second, devoted to diseases, moves logically through all the systems (the skin, reproductive, urinary, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, and central nervous systems), behaviour, the head and the neck, presenting information in a readily accessible form, and explaining signs and symptoms accompanied by practical solutions and advice. The third chapter of each section covers anaesthesia, surgery, and a list of drug treatments. The book ends with a chapter on zoonotic organisms. Specially set out for quick reference, the book should prove useful, no only for veterinary practitioners and students but also breeders.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Michael A. Ringenberg, DVM, DipACVP (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This softcover text describes the biology, husbandry, pathology, and medical/surgical therapeutics involving six species of small rodents. The book is grouped into six species-specific sections, with each section containing three chapters.
Purpose: The purpose of the book, as stated by the author, is to provide students and practitioners with a useful, accessible reference that is quick and easy to use. These are worthy objectives that have been met by the author.
Audience: This book is intended as a reference for practitioners and students interested in expanding their veterinary knowledge to include small rodents, which are not equally represented in formal veterinary curricula. The author is credible with respect to the subject material.
Features: The book contains few illustrations, mostly anal-genital cartoons intended for sex determination. References are current are conveniently grouped by species at the conclusion of the text. The table of contents is well organized and easy to use. Format redundancy is a feature practitioners will find useful. The author addresses zoonotic aspects of small rodents in a separate section. Although brief, this section does serve to keep practitioners aware of potential transmissible diseases and highlights the important points on which they should educate their clientele.
Assessment: This book is intended and organized as a quick reference for practitioners. Text organization is an emphasized feature, and excess verbiage is limited. Trivial information has been omitted for simplicity. Sections regarding the biology, husbandry, and nutrition of small rodents are well done. The author has addressed the issue that many of the protocols/dosages are off-label, and good professional judgment should be exercised when licensed therapeutics are available. This text is an affordable reference for any small animal practitioner's library.
Michael A. Ringenberg
This softcover text describes the biology, husbandry, pathology, and medical/surgical therapeutics involving six species of small rodents. The book is grouped into six species-specific sections, with each section containing three chapters. The purpose of the book, as stated by the author, is to provide students and practitioners with a useful, accessible reference that is quick and easy to use. These are worthy objectives that have been met by the author. This book is intended as a reference for practitioners and students interested in expanding their veterinary knowledge to include small rodents, which are not equally represented in formal veterinary curricula. The author is credible with respect to the subject material. The book contains few illustrations, mostly anal-genital cartoons intended for sex determination. References are current are conveniently grouped by species at the conclusion of the text. The table of contents is well organized and easy to use. Format redundancy is a feature practitioners will find useful. The author addresses zoonotic aspects of small rodents in a separate section. Although brief, this section does serve to keep practitioners aware of potential transmissible diseases and highlights the important points on which they should educate their clientele. This book is intended and organized as a quick reference for practitioners. Text organization is an emphasized feature, and excess verbiage is limited. Trivial information has been omitted for simplicity. Sections regarding the biology, husbandry, and nutrition of small rodents are well done. The author has addressed the issue that many of the protocols/dosages are off-label, and good professionaljudgment should be exercised when licensed therapeutics are available. This text is an affordable reference for any small animal practitioner's library.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632041329
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/12/1997
  • Series: Library Vet Practice Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.17 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chinchillas 1
Chipmunks 53
Gerbils 73
Hamsters 107
Mice 151
Rats 187
Zoonotic aspects 222
Physiological data 227
References 229
Index 231
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