Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery / Edition 2

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Overview

Addresses the common questions and concerns of the practicing veterinarian who works with small mammals. Serves as a useful reference for veterinary students, technicians, research scientists, pet shop owners, pet owners, and breeders. Because preventive medicine is crucial to small mammal medicine, coverage includes basic biology, husbandry, and routine care of the healthy animal. Also features chapters on disease management, surgery, and radiology.

• A section of the zoonotic disease chapter covers the monkey-pox outbreak in the Midwest section of the United States in May 2003. A rare zoonotic viral disease this was the first report of this in the United States and it has never been reported outside of Africa
• Logically organized in sections by different animals with subsequent chapters organized by body system for quick and easy access to information
• A Drug Formulary provides a comprehensive introduction to drug therapy
• Comprehensive appendices offer quick-reference to diagnosis tables, supply sources, and other practical information
• Features a wealth of photographs and line drawings that demonstrate radiographic interpretation and the main points of diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques
• Includes a chapter on ophthalmology, an area of study hard to find for ferrets, rabbits, rodents, and other small mammals
• Coverage of specific soft tissue surgery and general orthopedic procedures

• 7 new chapters covering: cardiovascular diseases of rabbits; diseases of prairie dogs; diseases of hedgehogs; diseases of sugar gliders; a combined chapter on hematology and clinical pathology; dentistry; and zoonotic disease
• A new full-color insert with 24 color plates on hematology and clinical pathology
• The latest information on Monkey-pox, a rare zoonotic viral disease outbreak that occurred in the Midwest region of the United States in May 2003

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book has a broad overview of clinical medicine and surgical information on ferrets and rabbits and some small mammal species that are hard to find in one place. The book is easy to read and has complete and current references. This textbook is an important reference text for those veterinarians and others who work with these species of animals."
-Veterinary Pathology 42:2, 2005

"The second edition of this book carries on the tradition of the first with the addition of Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, and Prairie Dogs. This book contains the work of 43 specialists covering a wide range of disciplines and from foreign countries (as well as the United States). I commend the authors and editors for the quality of the text, no matter what subject you are reading you can tell by the style and tone that the author has really done his homework, ideas are not left hanging without documentation to back the author up. Each chapter provides an excellent summary of published research. The value of this book extends beyond just veterinary hospital; anyone with an interest in these animals will find value within these pages. This book comes highly recommended for any AZA institution dealing with these species."
-Library News, 2005

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721693774
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/5/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
SECTION 1. FERRETS
1. Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior, and Husbandry
2. Basic Approach to Veterinary Care
3. Gastrointestinal Diseases
4. Urogenital Diseases
5. Periparturient and Neonatal Diseases
6. Cardiovascular Diseases
7. Respiratory Diseases
8. Endocrine Diseases
9. Nonendocrine Neoplasia
10. Dermatologic Diseases
11. Musculoskeletal Diseases
12. Soft Tissue Surgery
SECTION 2. RABBITS
13. Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior, and Husbandry
14. Basic Approach to Veterinary Care
15. Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Physiology
16. Gastrointestinal Diseases
17. Respiratory Disease and the Pasteurella Complex
18. Reproductive and Urogenital Disorders
19. Dermatologic Diseases
20. Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disease
21. Cardiovascular and Hemopoetic Diseases
22. Soft Tissue Surgery
SECTION 3. GUINEA PIGS, CHINCHILLAS, AND PRAIRIE DOGS
23. Biology, Husbandry, and Clinical Techniques
24. Disease Problems of Guinea Pigs
25. Disease Problems of Chinchillas
26. Disease Problems of Prairie Dogs
27. Soft Tissue Surgery
SECTION 4. SMALL RODENTS
28. Basic Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior, and Husbandry
29. Clinical Techniques
30. Disease Problems
31. Soft Tissue Surgery
SECTION 5. OTHER SMALL MAMMALS
32. Sugar Gliders
33. Hedgehogs
SECTION 6. GENERAL TOPICS
34. Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation of Small Mammals
35. Dentistry of Small Mammals
36. Orthopedics
37. Small Mammal Endoscopy
38. Radiology and Ultrasound
39. Cytology
40. Ophthalmology
41. Zoonotic Diseases
42. Formulary
Appendices
Index
Color Plates

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