Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia / Edition 1

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Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia, Second Edition is a fully updated and revised version of the first comprehensive reference on anesthetic techniques in captive and free-ranging wildlife. Now including expanded coverage of avian and aquatic species, this exhaustive resource presents information on the full range of zoo and wildlife species. Covering topics ranging from monitoring and field anesthesia to CPR and euthanasia, the heart of the book is devoted to 53 species-specific chapters providing a wealth of information on little-known and common zoo and wildlife animals alike.

In addition to new species chapters, the new edition brings a new focus on pain management, including chronic pain, and more information on species-specific physiology. Chapters on airway management, monitoring, emergency therapeutics, and field procedures are all significantly expanded as well. This update to Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia is an invaluable addition to the library of all zoo and wildlife veterinarians.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The editors of the comprehensive Zoo Animal & Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia had an ambitious plan when they set out to organize this textbook. Without doubt, this book will find a place on a convenient shelf in the library of almost every zoo hospital around the world." - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

"This book is a nice compilation of anesthetic techniques in captive and free-ranging wildlife. The text is and will remain a major reference source for anesthesia of zoo and wild animals and should be a part of all exotic animal practitioners’ libraries." - Exotic DVM Magazine

"The layout is easy to follow and information can be obtained quickly.  Overall the chapters are written and presented to a high standard, each being well illustrated and providing a basic overview of anesthesia. If has a useful place in any zoo or veterinary library." - Veterinary Record

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813825663
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary West, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, is an Executive Vice President of Animal Health and Collections at the Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Darryl Heard, B.Sc., B.V.M.S., Ph.D, Dipl. ACZM is an Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Nigel Caulkett, DVM, MVetSc., Dipl., ACVA is Department Head, Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, and Professor, Anaesthesiology, at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Table of Contents



I. General

1. Clinical Pharmacology
Leigh A. Lamont and Kurt A. Grimm

2. Monitoring
Larissa Ozeki and Nigel Caulkett

3. Airway Management
Jonathan Cracknell

4. Thermoregulation
Jeff C. Ko and Rebecca A. Krimins

5. Oxygen Therapy
Åsa Fahlman

6. Analgesia
Douglas P. Whiteside

7. Physical Capture and Restraint
Todd Shury

8. Zoo and Wildlife CPR
Søren Boysen

9. Field Emergencies and Complications
Jon M. Arnemo, Alina L. Evans, Åsa Fahlman, and Nigel Caulkett

10. Euthanasia
Murray Woodbury

11. Remote Drug Delivery
Ramiro Isaza

12 Capture Myopathy
Jessica Paterson

13. Human Safety during Wildlife Capture
Nigel Caulkett and Todd Shury

II. Invertebrates, Fish, Reptiles, and Amphibians

14. Invertebrates
Cornelia I. Mosley and Gregory A. Lewbart

15. Bony Fish (Lungfish, Sturgeon, and Teleosts)
Natalie D. Mylniczenko, Donald L. Neiffer, and Tonya M. Clauss

16. Elasmobranchs and Holocephalans
Natalie D. Mylniczenko, Tonya Clauss, and M. Andrew Stamper

17. Amphibians
Eric Baitchman and Mark Stetter

18. Crocodilian Capture and Restraint
Kent A. Vliet

19. Crocodilians (Crocodiles, Alligators, Caiman, and Gharial)
Gregory J. Fleming

20. Venomous Reptile Restraint and Handling
Frederick B. Antonio

21. Squamates (Snakes and Lizards)
Mads F. Bertelsen

22. Chelonia (Tortoises, Turtles, and Terrapins)
Alessio Vigani

III. Bird Anesthesia

23. Avian Anatomy and Physiology
Ashley M. Zehnder, Michelle G. Hawkins, and Peter J. Pascoe

24. Cagebirds
Michelle G. Hawkins, Ashley M. Zehnder, and Peter J. Pascoe

25. Penguins
Kate Bodley and Todd Schmitt

26. Ratites
Jessica Siegal-Willott

27. Raptors
Patrick T. Redig, Michelle Willette, and Julia Ponder

28. Galliformes and Columbiformes
Darryl Heard

29. Free-Living Waterfowl and Shorebirds
Daniel M. Mulcahy

30. Birds: Miscellaneous
Darryl Heard

IV. Mammal Anesthesia

31. Monotremes (Echidnas and Platypus)
Peter Holz

32. Marsupials
Peter Holz

33. Insectivores (Hedgehogs, Moles, and Tenrecs)
Darryl Heard

34. Edentata (Xenartha)
Gary West, Tracy Carter, and Jim Shaw

35. Tubulidentata and Pholidota
Jennifer N. Langan

36. Chiropterans (Bats)
Darryl Heard

37. Prosimians
Cathy V. Williams and Randall E. Junge

38. Monkeys and Gibbons
Rolf-Arne Ølberg and Melissa Sinclair

39. Great Apes
Shannon Cerveny and Jonathan Sleeman

40. Canids
R. Scott Larsen and Terry J. Kreeger

41. Ursids (Bears)
Nigel Caulkett and Åsa Fahlman

42. Procyonids and Mustelids
George V. Kollias and Noha Abou-Madi

43. Viverrids
Anneke Moresco and R. Scott Larsen

44. Hyenidae
Nina Hahn, John M. Parker, Gregory Timmel, Mary Weldele, and Wm. Kirk Suedmeyer

45. Felids
Edward C. Ramsay

46. Phocid Seals
Michael Lynch and Kate Bodley

47. Otariid Seals
Martin Haulena

48. Walrus
David B. Brunson

49. Cetaceans
Chris Dold and Sam Ridgway

50. Sirenians (Manatees and Dugongs)
Elizabeth C. Nolan and Michael T. Walsh

51. Elephants
William A. Horne and Michael R. Loomis

52. Nondomestic Equids
Chris Walzer

53. Tapirs
Sonia M. Hernandez, James Bailey, and Luis R. Padilla

54. Rhinoceroses
Robin W. Radcliffe and Peter vdB. Morkel

55. Anesthesia and Immobilization Techniques of Nondomestic Suids
Luis R. Padilla and Jeff C.H. Ko

56. Hippopotamidae
Michele Miller, Greg Fleming, Scott Citino, and Markus Hofmyer

57. Camelids
Khursheed R. Mama and Chris Walzer

58. Giraffidae
Scott B. Citino and Mitchell Bush

59. Cervids (Deer)
Nigel Caulkett and Jon M. Arnemo

60. Antelope
Ray Ball and Markus Hofmeyr

61. Gazelle and Small Antelope
An Pas

62. Wild Sheep and Goats
Nigel Caulkett and Chris Walzer

63. Nondomestic Cattle
Julie Napier and Doug Armstrong

64. Bison
Nigel Caulkett

65. Lagomorphs (Rabbits, Hares, and Pikas)
Darryl Heard

66. Rodents
Darryl J. Heard


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