Skin Diseases of Exotic Pets / Edition 1

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There is currently a lot of interest within veterinary medicine in both dermatology and exotics, yet, despite this interest, there is no single text available that focuses on both these key areas.

This book, for the first time, provides a practical guide to dermatological problems in birds, reptiles, fish and mammals. Divided into the four groups, each section has a chapter introducing the structure and function of the skin of each group, a chapter on examination and diagnostic tests, and further chapters on species specific skin diseases and treatments.

Written in a quick reference format and including almost 200 colour photographs, this book is a handy resource for veterinary practitioners, veterinary students and veterinary dermatologists alike.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The format of this book is to be applauded as the authors introduce the veterinary 'novice' consicely and comprehensively to the subject and the species involved. This book cannot be overlooked. It deserves a place on veterinarians' bookshelves." Veterinary Dermatology, 2006

“A welcome addition to the available literature. The book is well structured and uses a lot of graphics for ease in finding information.” Exotic DVM Magazine

“This book does a very nice job filling a niche in exotic pet veterinary literature. Dermatologic conditions in a wide range of exotic animals are presented in an easily referenced format. The authors have attempted to provide a very thorough listing of pathologic conditions … .It should prove very useful to most veterinary practitioners.” Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632059690
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,092,342
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Paterson works at Rutland House Veterinary Hospital, Merseyside, UK.
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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Dermatology of birds 1
1 Structure and function of bird skin 3
2 Examination of avian skin and diagnostic tests 14
3 Skin diseases and treatment of caged birds 22
4 Skin diseases and treatment of raptors 48
5 Skin diseases and treatment of waterfowl 61
Sect. 2 Dermatology of reptiles 73
6 Structure and function of reptile skin 75
7 Examination of reptile skin and diagnostic tests 80
8 Skin diseases and treatment of snakes 90
9 Skin diseases and treatment of lizards 103
10 Skin diseases and treatment of chelonia 118
Sect. 3 Dermatology of fish 139
11 Structure and function of fish skin 141
12 Examination of fish skin and diagnostic tests 146
13 Skin diseases and treatment of fish 151
Sect. 4 Dermatology of mammals 173
14 Structure and function of mammal skin 175
15 Examination of mammalian skin and diagnostic tests 184
16 Skin diseases and treatment of chinchillas 195
17 Skin diseases and treatment of ferrets 204
18 Skin diseases and treatment of gerbils 221
19 Skin diseases and treatment of guinea pigs 232
20 Skin diseases and treatment of hamsters 251
21 Skin diseases and treatment of hedgehogs 264
22 Skin diseases and treatment of mice 275
23 Skin diseases and treatment of rabbits 288
24 Skin diseases and treatment of rats 312
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