Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine / Edition 5

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This thoroughly revised, up-to-date text covers diagnosis and treatment of all zoo and wild animals, including amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and camelidae. Logically organized by species, the consistent, user-friendly format addresses an animal's biology, unique anatomy, special physiology, restraint and handling, special housing requirements, feeding, surgery and anesthesia, diagnostics, and diseases. Multinational contributors bring their expertise related to many of the species from countries outside of North America.

• Covers all species in one comprehensive, complete resource.
• Emphasizes restraint and handlings, an extremely important topic that helps the veterinarian determine if physical or chemical restraint is necessary.
• Global authorship includes multinational contributors who offer expert information on different species from around the world.
• Excellent tables provide quick reference to key points in the chapters.
• Information on husbandry addresses caging various species depending on climate, type of display, etc.
• New information on reproduction in captive wild animals examines complex problems dealing with reproduction in species whose numbers may be dwindling rapidly.
• Important information on nutrition and feeding helps the veterinarian develop proper dietary management.

• Formerly part of the Current Therapy titles series, this edition features an all-new format that covers all appropriate species and all therapies, making it more comprehensive and useful.
• Logical, user-friendly organization arranges material by species.
• All material in this thorough revision is new to this edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721694993
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/6/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Deceased June 2014

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Table of Contents

1. Fish

2. Anurans (anura, salienta) - frogs, toads
3. Urodeles (caudate, urodela) - salamanders, sirens
4. Caecilians (gymniophona, caecilia) – caecilians

5. Order Chelonia- turtles, tortoises
6. Order Crocodilia – crocodiles, alligators, gavials, caimans
7. Suborder Sphenodontia –Tuatara-
8. Suborder Lacertilia (sauria) – lizards, skinks, geckos, and Suborder Amphisbaenis – worm lizards
9. Suborder Ophidia (Serpentes) –snakes-

10. Ratites: Tinamiformes – (tinamous), Struthioniformes, Rheiiformes, Cassuariformes – (ostrich, emu, rhea, cassowary, kiwi)
11. Sphenisciformes – penguins
12. Gaviiformes – (loons); Podicipediformes – (grebes); Procellariiformes – (albatross, fumars, petrels, storm petrels, shearwaters)
13. Pelicaniformes – pelicans, tropicbirds, cormorants, frigatebirds, anhingas, gannets
14. Ciconiiformes – herons, ibises, spoonbills, storks
15. Phoenicopteriformes – flamingos
16. Charadriiformes – gulls, shorebirds
17. Anseriformes – waterfowl, screamers
18. Falconiformes – vultures, hawks, falcons, secretary bird
19. Galliformes – pheasants, grouse, quail, turkeys, chacalacas, currasows, hoatzins
20. Gruiformes – cranes, limpkins, rails, gallinules, coots, bustards
21. Columbiformes – pigeons, doves
22. Psittaciformes – parrots, macaws, lories
23. Cuculiformes – cuckoos, roadrunners
24. Strigiformes – owls
25. Caprimulgiformes – goatsuckers
26. Musophagiformes – Turacos
27. Trochiliformes – hummingbirds
28. Apodiformes & Coliiformes – Swifts, swiftlets & mousebirds
29. Trogoniformes – trogons
30. Coraciiformes – kingfishers, motmot, bee-eaters, hoopoes, hornbills
31. Piciformes – woodpeckers, barbets, puffbirds, jacamars, toucans
32. Passeriformes – songbirds, perching birds

33. Monotremata – echidna, platypus
34. Marsupialia – marsupials
35. Insectivora – hedgehogs, tenrecs, shrews, moles and Dermoptera – flying lemurs
36. Chiroptera – bats
Primates – primates
37. Prosimians
38. Other primates excluding great apes
39. Great Apes
40. Xenarthra (edentate) – anteaters, armadillos, sloth
41. Pholidota – pangolins
42. Lagomorpha – pikas, rabbits, hares
43. Rodentia – rodents
44. Cetacea – whales, dolphins, porpoises
45. Pinnipedia – seals, sea lions and walrus
46. Sirenia
47. Canidae:
48. Felidae:
49. Mustelidae:
50. Procyonidae and Viverridae:
51. Ursidae (including panda) & Hyaenidae:
52. Tubulidentata – aardvark
53. Proboscidea – elephants
54. Hyracoidea- Hyraxes
55. Rhiunoceridae – Rhinoceroses
56. Tapiridae – Tapirs
57. Equidae – Equids
58. Suidae/Tayssuidae – Wild pigs/peccaries
59. Hippopotamidae – Hippopotamases
60. Camelidae – Camels, llamas, alpacas
Ruminantia – Ruminants
61. Giraffidae
62. Cervidae & tragulidae
63. Bovidae (less sheep and goats) & Antilopcapridae
64. Sheep & Goats (and goat-like)

Diseases common to multiple taxa
65. Salmonellosis & shigellosis in all taxa
66. Tuberculosis in all taxa
67. Anthrax
68. Leptospirosis
69. Aeromoniasis &pseudomoniasis in all taxa
70. Plague
71. Colibacillosis in all taxa
72. Clostridial diseses in all taxa
73. Chlamydiosis (psittacosis, ornithosis)
74. Yersiniosis in all taxa
75. Fungal diseases in all taxa
76. Rabies
77. Pox disease in all taxa
78. Spongiforn encephalopathy
79. Toxoplasmosis

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