Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets / Edition 1

Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets / Edition 1

by Simon J. Girling
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405107472

ISBN-13: 9781405107471

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

From budgies and cockatiels to chipmunks and chinchillas, our interest in exotic pets has rocketed in recent years. With the house rabbit being the UK's third most commonly kept pet after the cat and dog, and sales in small mammals, reptiles and birds continuing to grow, exotic pets have now become a specialist area of veterinary practice in their own right.

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Overview

From budgies and cockatiels to chipmunks and chinchillas, our interest in exotic pets has rocketed in recent years. With the house rabbit being the UK's third most commonly kept pet after the cat and dog, and sales in small mammals, reptiles and birds continuing to grow, exotic pets have now become a specialist area of veterinary practice in their own right.

Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets is the first book to address the immediate need for a definitive reference book devoted entirely to the principles and applications of nursing exotic species. Developed from a City and Guild's course, it not only covers husbandry, nutrition and handling, but also explores in detail anatomy, chemical restraint and an overview of diseases and treatments.

  • The first book on nursing exotic species

  • Aimed specifically at veterinary nurses and technicians

  • Developed from the City and Guild's certificate syllabus

  • An essential reference tool for students and practitioners

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405107471
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part I Small Mammals 1

Chapter 1 Basic Small Mammal Anatomy and Physiology 2

Chapter 2 Small Mammal Housing Husbandry and Rearing 26

Chapter 3 Small Mammal Handling and Chemical Restraint 36

Chapter 4 Small Mammal Nutrition 49

Chapter 5 Common Diseases of Small Mammals 59

Chapter 6 An Overview of Small Mammal Therapeutics 91

Chapter 7 Small Mammal Diagnostic Imaging 110

Chapter 8 Small Mammal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 122

Part II Avian Species 131

Chapter 9 Basic Avian Anatomy and Physiology 132

Chapter 10 Avian Housing and Husbandry 150

Chapter 11 Avian Handling and Chemical Restraint 158

Chapter 12 Avian Nutrition 170

Chapter 13 Common Avian Diseases 185

Chapter 14 An Overview of Avian Therapeutics 209

Chapter 15 Avian Diagnostic Imaging 226

Chapter 16 Avian Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 234

Part III Reptiles and Amphibians 245

Chapter 17 Basic Reptile and Amphibian Anatomy and Physiology 246

Chapter 18 Reptile and Amphibian Housing Husbandry and Rearing 266

Chapter 19 Reptile and Amphibian Handling and Chemical Restraint 272

Chapter 20 Reptile and Amphibian Nutrition 286

Chapter 21 Common Reptile and Amphibian Diseases 297

Chapter 22 An Overview of Reptile and Amphibian Therapeutics 319

Chapter 23 Reptile Diagnostic Imaging 337

Chapter 24 Emergency and Critical Care Medicine of Reptiles 346

Appendix 1 Legislation Aff ecting Exotic Pet Species in the United Kingdom 355

Appendix 2 Useful Addresses 357

Index 358

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