Exotic Animal Care and Management provides a comprehensive and unique learning experience, focusing entirely on exotic animal care, and husbandry. Written with an emphasis on the benefit of direct, hands-on knowledge of the species makes this resource unique. It addresses behavior, habitat, husbandry and diet for each species. Common diseases for each species are discussed at length, from the perspective of providing nursing care, and recognizing signs of health problems. The companion student workbook provides actual case studies and study questions directly related to the text.
Vicki Judah is a licensed veterinary technician (Ret) with more than 25 years in animal care. The author developed the curriculum, directed and taught the program in Companion Animal Science approved by the State Board of Education, Utah. (Jordan Applied Technology Center, Sandy, UT). Vicki held teaching endorsements for Animal Care and Science, Veterinary Assisting and Technology, Equine Science, level I and II, Agricultural/Livestock Care and Management, and Aquatics, Level 1 & 2. Vicki has a special interest in exotic animals and is co-author of Exotic Animal Care & Management, 1st and 2nd editions, (Cengage). Vicki has also written Veterinary Office Practices, 2nd ed. (Cengage). Now retired, the author lives in Florida with her animal family; a Goldendoodle, a Perro de Baja, two rescue cats and an African Grey Parrot.
Kathy Nuttall is the Program Director of the Veterinarian Assistant/ Veterinarian Technician Program at the Jordan Applied Technology Center, and is a Certified Veterinary Technician . She belongs to the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians, the National Association of Career and Technical Educators, the Utah Association of Career & Technical Educators, the National Educators Association, the Utah Educators Association ( AR 03/present) and the North American Veterinary Technician¿s Association. She has been awarded Teacher of The Year 2004, and the Outstanding HOSA Advisor.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Exotic Animals as Pets / Companions Chapter 2: Legal Issues Chapter 3: The Small Mammals Chapter 4: The Birds: Chapter 5: The Reptiles: Chapter 6: The Amphibians Chapter 7: Invertebrates Chapter 8: Alpacas and Llamas (single pet or guard animal- not agricultural herd ) Chapter 9: Pot-bellied Pigs