Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia / Edition 1

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Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia is the definitive, comprehensive reference for the growing fields of zoo, wildlife, and exotic animal veterinary medicine. This book covers key aspects of immobilization and anesthesia from pharmacology and restraint to supportive care. Alongside these chapters, the editors have brought together an impressive collection of species-specific chapters that will be an invaluable resource to those called upon to treat these animals.
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Editorial Reviews

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"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: New 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, is the Director of Veterinary Services at the Oklahoma City Zoo and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University.

Darryl Heard, BSc, BVMS, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Service Chief of Zoological Medicine at the University of Florida.

Nigel Caulkett is a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Calgary.

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Table of Contents



I. Pharmacology and Drug Delivery.

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

2. Euthanasia, Murray Woodbury.

3. Wildlife Analgesia, Karen L. Machin.

4. Remote Drug Delivery, Ramiro Isaza.

5. Mobile Inhalent Anesthesia Techniques, Bruce Heath.

II. Supportive Care, Monitoring, and Complications.

6. Monitoring, Darryl Heard.

7. Cardiovascular and pulmonary support, Craig Mosely and Cornelia Gunkel.

8. Stress, Jon M. Arnemo and Nigel A. Caulkett.

9. Thermoregulation, Jeff C.H. Ko and Gary West.

10. Capture Myopathy, Jessica Paterson.

11. Human Safety during Wildlife Capture, Nigel Caulkett and Todd Shury.

III. Physical Restraint.

12. Capture and Physical Restraint of Zoo and Wild Animals, Todd Shury.

IV. Invertebrate, Fish, Amphibian, and Reptile Anesthesia.

13. Invertebrates, Cornelia Gunkel and Gregory A. Lewbart.

14. Boney Fish (Lungfish, Sturgeon, and Teleosts), Donald L. Neiffer.

15. Elasmobranchs (Sharks, Rays, and Skates), M. Andrew Stamper.

16. Amphibians, Mark Stetter.

17. Crocodilian Capture and Restraint, Kent A. Vliet.

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

19. Squamates (Snakes and Lizards), Mads F. Bertelsen.

20. Venomous Reptile Restraint and Handling, Frederick B. Antonio|.

21. Chelonians (Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins), Juergen Schumacher.

V. Bird Anesthesia.

22. Cagebirds, Michelle G Hawkins and Peter J Pascoe.

23. Free-Living Waterfowl and Shorebirds, Daniel M. Mulcahy.

24. Ratites, Jessica Siegal-Willott.

VI. Mammal Anesthesia.

25. Monotremes (Echidnas and Platypus), Peter Holz.

26. Marsupials, Peter Holz.

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

28. Edentates (Xenartha), Gary West, Tracy Carter, and Jim Shaw.

29. Tubulidentata and Pholidota, Jennifer Langan.

30. Chiropterans (Bats), Darryl Heard.

31. Prosimians, Cathy V. Williams and Randall E. Junge.

32. Monkeys and Gibbons, Rolf-Arne Øldberg.

33. Great Apes, Jonathan Sleeman.

34. Canids, R. Scott Larsen and Terry J. Kreeger.

35. Bears, Nigel Caulkett.

36. Procyonids and Mustelids, George Kollias and Noha Abou-Mahdi.

37. Viverrids, Anneke Moresco and R. Scott Larsen.

38. Hyenas, Nina Hahn, John M. Parker, Gregory Timmel, Mary Weldele, and Gary West.

39. Felids, Conny Gunkel and Maud LaFortune.

40. Phocid Seals, Michael Lynch and Kate Bodley.

41. Otariid Seals, Martin Haulena.

42. Walrus, David B. Brunson.

43. Cetaceans, Chris Dold and Samuel Ridgway.

44. Sirenians (Manatees and Dugongs), Elizabeth J. Chittick and Michael T. Walsh.

45. Elephants and Hyrax, William A. Horne and Michael R. Loomis.

46. Non-Domestic Equids, Chris Walzer.

47. Tapirs, Sonia M. Hernandez-Divers and James Bailey.

48. Rhinoceroses, Robin W. Radcliffe and Peter vdB. Morkel.

49. Pigs, Luis R. Padilla and Jeff C. H. Ko.

50. Hippopotami, Michele Miller.

51. Camelids, Khursheed R Mama.

52. Giraffidae, Scott B. Citino and Mitchell Bush.

53. Deer (Cervids), Nigel A. Caulkett and Jerry C. Haigh.

54. Antelope, Ray L. Ball.

55. Gazelles, Gary West.

56. Wild Sheep and Goats, Nigel Caulkett and Jerry C. Haigh.

57. Cattle, Tom Curro.

58. Bison, Nigel Caulkett and Jerry C. Haigh.

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

60. Rodents, Darryl Heard

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