Manual of Exotic Pet Practice

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice

by Mark Mitchell, M. Camille Harris, Thomas N. Tully Jr.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1416001190

ISBN-13: 9781416001195

Pub. Date: 03/04/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The only book of its kind with in-depth coverage of the most common exotic species presented in practice, this comprehensive guide prepares you to treat invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, marsupials, North American wildlife, and small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, and rodents. Organized by species, each chapter features vivid color images that

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The only book of its kind with in-depth coverage of the most common exotic species presented in practice, this comprehensive guide prepares you to treat invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, marsupials, North American wildlife, and small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, and rodents. Organized by species, each chapter features vivid color images that demonstrate the unique anatomic, medical, and surgical features of each species. This essential reference also provides a comprehensive overview of biology, husbandry, preventive medicine, common disease presentations, zoonoses, and much more. Other key topics include common health and nutritional issues as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotics.

• Brings cutting-edge information on all exotic species together in one convenient resource.
• Offers essential strategies for preparing your staff to properly handle and treat exotic patients.
• Features an entire chapter on equipping your practice to accommodate exotic species, including the necessary equipment for housing, diagnostics, pathology, surgery, and therapeutics.
• Provides life-saving information on CPR, drugs, and supportive care for exotic animals in distress.
• Discusses wildlife rehabilitation, with valuable information on laws and regulations, establishing licensure, orphan care, and emergency care.
• Includes an entire chapter devoted to the emergency management of North American wildlife.
• Offers expert guidance on treating exotics for practitioners who may not be experienced in exotic pet care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416001195
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.67(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

1. History of Exotic Pets

2. Preparing Your Hospital for Exotics

3. Invertebrates

4. Fish

5. Amphibians

6. Crocodilians

7. Snakes

8. Lizards

9. Chelonians

10. Birds

11. Marsupials

12. Mice and rats

13. Ferrets

14. Rabbits

15. Hamsters and gerbils

16. Hedgehogs

17. Guinea Pigs

18. Chinchillas

19. North American Wildlife

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