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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician / Edition 2
     

Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician / Edition 2

by Bonnie Ballard, Ryan Cheek
 

ISBN-10: 0813822068

ISBN-13: 9780813822068

Pub. Date: 05/03/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Second Edition is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike.  With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, the book offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and

Overview

Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Second Edition is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike.  With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, the book offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques.  Covering information ranging from anatomy, restraint, and common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician provides technicians with all the information necessary to confidently and competently treat exotic patients. 

This book's companion Web site includes review questions and figures for download in PowerPoint at www.wiley.com/go/ballard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813822068
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/03/2010
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
520
Sales rank:
574,641
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Contributors

Disclaimer

Section 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Exotic Animal Medicine

Bonnie Ballard

Section 2 Avian

Chapter 2 Psittacines and Passerines

Cheryl B. Greenacre and Lillian Gerhardt

Chapter 3 Psittacine Behavior, Husbandry, and Enrichment

Tarah Hadley

Chapter 4 Aviary Design and Management

April Romagnano

Chapter 5 Sex Differentiation and Reproduction

April Romagnano and Tarah L. Hadley

Section 3 Reptiles

Chapter 6 Lizards

Brad Wilson

Chapter 7 Snakes

Ryan Cheek, Shannon Richards, and Maria Crane

Chapter 8 Chelonians

Samuel Rivera

Chapter 9 Herpetoculture and Reproduction

David Martinez-Jimenez

Section 4 Amphibians

Chapter 10 Amphibians

Brad Wilson

Section 5 Mammals

Chapter 11 Ferrets

James R. McClearen, Julie Mays, Tarah L. Hadley

Chapter 12 Rabbits

Douglas K. Taylor, Vanessa Lee, Deborah Mook, and Michael J. Huerkamp

Chapter 13 Mice, Rats, Gerbils, and Hamsters

Anne Hudson and April Romagnano

Chapter 14 Chinchillas

Trevor Lyon and Bonnie Ballard

Chapter 15 Guinea Pigs

Anne Hudson and Maria Crane

Chapter 16 Hedgehogs

Michael Duffy Jones

Chapter 17 Skunks

Samuel Rivera

Chapter 18 Sugar Gliders

Samuel Rivera

Chapter 19 Prairie Dogs

Samuel Rivera

Section 6 Wildlife Rehabilitation

Chapter 20 The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Melanie Haire

Section 7 Hematology

Chapter 21 Avian and Reptile Hematology

Denise I. Bounous

Appendixs

1. State/Federal Wildlife Permit Offices

2. Wildlife Admission/Exam/Care Forms

3. Handling and Restraint of Wildlife Species

4. Tail Wrapping

5. Guide to Identification of Hatchling and Nestling Songbirds

6. Average Body Weights of Selected North American Songbirds

7. Species Care Sheets

8. Biological Data of Selected North American Wild Mammals

9. Glossary of Medical Conditions and Treatments

10. Wildlife Product Sources

11. Additional Resources

12. Supplies Necessary for an Exotic Practice

Index

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