Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals / Edition 3

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Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals, Third Edition, offers an introduction to the basic principles of animal restraint and an overview of techniques for vertebrate wild and domestic animals. Fully updated throughout, the third edition also includes new chapters on understanding behavior, training for restraint and handling, and animal welfare and restraint. Now in full color, the third edition of this classic reference is an invaluable tool to recognizing potential danger in restraint and reducing stress in the animal.

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“A significant contribution to wildlife disease investigations. No other book on animal restraint is so taxonomically broad … .No other book on restraint has so many pictures, tables, drawings and graphics of the equipment, techniques, mechanics, anatomy, physiology, and results and consequences of restraint and handling as this one. It delves into some subjects not covered elsewhere and is, on the whole, heavily referenced.... this book has good basic information on physical restraint tools, methods, and concerns on a breadth of species and some good basic information on chemical restraint. These are important considerations for the student and for people with relatively little experience in the field, and it could save your life or career … .It is a classic everyone should have or read and one of the many legacy contributions Dr. Fowler has made to zoo and wildlife medicine.” - Journal of Wildlife Diseases, October 2008

“An in-depth resource of scientific and practical information concerning the most effective ways to handle, hold, and restrain all sorts of animals from dogs and cats to mice, chickens, cattle, snakes, and even exotic creatures like tigers or elephants. Featuring meticulous descriptions and crystal-clear photography on virtually every page, Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals is an utterly invaluable resource for veterinarians, farmers, zookeepers, and any scientist or researcher who works with animals. Worthy of the absolute highest recommendation for its depth of professional experience and its highly accessible instructional style … .An absolute must-have.” - Library Bookwatch, November 2008

“The third updated edition of Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals is a 'must' for any college-level collection strong in veterinary sciences as well as for practicing vets. It offers an introduction to the basics of animal restraint and reviews techniques for both wild and domestic animals. This new edition provides the latest research and focuses on techniques and safety for both handlers and animals.” - Midwest Book Review, January 2009 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813814322
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/3/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 288,761
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Murray Fowler, DVM, is Professor Emeritus of Zoological Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis. Most recently he has served as a consultant to zoos and circuses, especially for camelids and elephants.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition, vii

Preface to the Second Edition, ix

Preface to the Third Edition, xi

Acknowledgments, xiii


1. Introduction, 5

2. Tools of Restraint, 11

3. Rope Work, 25

4. Thermoregulation, 45

5. Understanding Behavior for Restraint Purposes, 53

6. Training for Restraint Procedures, 59

7. Stress, 65

8. Animal Welfare Concerns During Restraint, 69

9. Medical Problems During Restraint, 73


10. Horses, Donkeys, Mules, 97

11. Cattle and Other Domestic Bovids, 117

12. Sheep and Goats, 139

13. Swine, 149

14. Camelids, 161

15. Dogs, 181

16. Cats, 193

17. Laboratory Rodents and Rabbits, 199

18. Poultry and Waterfowl, 209


19. Delivery Systems, 219

20. Chemical Restraint, 227

21. Monotremes and Marsupials, 249

22. Small Mammals, 257

23. Carnivores, 275

24. Nonhuman Primates, 293

25. Marine Mammals, 307

26. Elephants, 321

27. Other Megavertebrates (Hoofed Stock), 343

28. Hoofed Stock (Other than the Megavertebrates), 355

29. Birds, 377

30. Reptiles, 411

31. Amphibians and Fish, 439

Appendices, 449

Index, 457

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