Hand Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

Overview

Veterinarians, technicians and wildlife caregivers are often called upon to have expertise in raising infant mammals. This book provides clear guidance to raising and caring for a wide variety of domestic, farm, wildlife, and zoo mammals from birth to weaning. Over thirty veterinary technicians, wildlife specialists, and veterinarians from around the world have contributed their expertise to this useful book ...

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Overview

Veterinarians, technicians and wildlife caregivers are often called upon to have expertise in raising infant mammals. This book provides clear guidance to raising and caring for a wide variety of domestic, farm, wildlife, and zoo mammals from birth to weaning. Over thirty veterinary technicians, wildlife specialists, and veterinarians from around the world have contributed their expertise to this useful book that covers over 50 mammalian species.

Some of the topics covered in each chapter of this book include:
* Assessment of the neonate
* Specialised equipment
* Expected weight gains
* Formula selection and preparation
* Weaning techniques
* Housing
* Common medical problems

Detailed chapters are devoted to the following animals:
* Domestic animals: puppies, kittens, ferrets, sugar gliders and rabbits
* Farm animals: foals, kids, llamas and piglets
* Wildlife: squirrels, opossums, raccoons, rabbits, deer, foxes, bears, bats, and hedgehogs
* Zoo animals: ungulates, non-domestic equids, exotic felids, polar bears, elephants, rhinoceroses, macropods, pinnipeds, large and small primates, lemurs and sloths

Dr Laurie Gage is well known for her work and expertise in the rearing of seals, sea lions and walruses and has experience in rearing many other mammalian species.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Julia K Whittington, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book's 32 chapters are divided into two parts — domestic mammals and wildlife, zoo, and marine mammals. One editor and 34 authors have contributed to this book, which is rich with tables, pictures, and figures to augment the text.
Purpose: This is designed as a guide for animal care professionals working with neonates of a variety of mammalian species. Although the information can be found elsewhere, the book serves as a comprehensive source. This has been accomplished well by the author as she has targeted readers who are gaining further experience in this field. Experienced animal care providers will also benefit from the information presented on species they are less familiar with.
Audience: The author states, and I concur, that the intended audience of this book is composed of veterinary practitioners, technicians, wildlife rehabilitators, and zoo personnel. This book represents a practical guide for these professionals, not a definitive reference. As such it is not targeted towards experienced specialists already versed with a given species' care. Although all the contributors have extensive experience in their field, some lack scientific training to give depth and credibility to their information.
Features: The book addresses the nutritional, husbandry related, and developmental issues an animal care provide must consider when handling the neonatal care of various mammals. An inherent strength of this book is the number of contributors to the text and the variety of experiences they bring. Author preferences and success pertaining to past trial and error experiences are the backbone of the contents. This provides a wealth of knowledge, but it also represents a potential weakness of the book — the anecdotal nature of some recommendations.
Assessment: This will serve as a useful tool for animal care providers responsible for raising orphaned animals. The convenience offered by bringing this information together in one source is invaluable and the author has done a good job in coordinating the efforts and topics of a variety of contributors.
From The Critics
This illustrated guide to hand-rearing domestic mammals and wildlife, zoo, and marine mammals will be useful for veterinary practitioners, technicians, wildlife rehabilitators, and zoo personnel. Chapters on 32 species contain detailed instructions, tips, and advice on formulas and equipment, expected weight gains, weaning, housing, and common medical problems. Home recipes are included along with commercial diet recommendations. Gage has 20 years of experience as chief veterinarian at Six Flags Marine World. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813826837
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 279
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Carnivores; Hoofed Stock; Camelids; Macropods; Marsupials; Rodents; Lagomorph; Hedgehogs; Pinnipeds; Cetaceans; Perissodactyla; Proboscidae; Primates; Prosimians; Procyonidae; Mustelidae; Pigs; Sciuridae; Bats; Index

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