Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets

Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets

by Simon J. Girling
     
 

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Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets is the definitive reference book on the principles and practice of nursing exotic species. From rabbits and chinchillas to budgies and iguanas, it not only covers husbandry, nutrition and handling, but provides an overview of diseases and treatments, and explores anatomy and chemical restraint. The redesigned layout and full

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Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets is the definitive reference book on the principles and practice of nursing exotic species. From rabbits and chinchillas to budgies and iguanas, it not only covers husbandry, nutrition and handling, but provides an overview of diseases and treatments, and explores anatomy and chemical restraint. The redesigned layout and full colour artwork make it quicker and easier to find exactly what you’re looking for.

New coverage for this revised and enlarged second edition includes: emergency and critical care, radiography, and small marsupials such as sugargliders. In addition to the thorough explanations of appropriate home-care which will enable you to confidently advise clients, the book now also covers the care of hospitalised exotics.

Key features:

  • Provides an understanding of the basics of diseases, husbandry, anatomy and physiology of exotic pets as outlined by the RCVS examinations
  • Gives veterinary nurses the confidence to discuss exotic pets with clients by providing a solid knowledge base in these species.
  • This book acts as a companion to the City and Guilds NVQ level 4 equivalent qualification "Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species".

Suitable for veterinary nurses, veterinary technicians and veterinary students.

Praise for the 1st edition:
"…bringing together so much important information on this varied subject. Just make sure the vets don't pinch it!" Richard Saunders, Veterinary Nursing

"A well written and structured text that will be very useful for nurses or veterinarians interested in nursing of unusual or exotic pets." Brendan Carmel, Australian Veterinary Journal

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A well-written, informative text packed with information related to a variety of exotic species. One of the many strong points of this book is the emphasis the author places on anatomical and physiological properties of each species. It will serve as an excellent reference for a growing segment of companion animal medicine. It contains up-to-date, usable information related to husbandry and medical procedures for a variety of vertebrate species. This text would be a valuable addition to the libraries of veterinary students, veterinarians, wildlife students, and anyone else involved in wildlife rehabilitation." (Journal of Wildlife Diseases, October 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470659175
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,087,520
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"At present, to my knowledge, no veterinary nursing book completely dedicated to exotic animals exists. It would therefore appear that there is a niche in the market for this book. I receive regular enquiries concerning recommended texts from veterinary nurses and at present none exist. The book will be a valuable asset".
Emma Keeble, Lecturer & Specialists in Exotic Pets, Edinburgh University Veterinary School

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