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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 3797256
  • Book
  • 536 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Now in its third edition, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike. With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, coverage includes avian, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, and wildlife.

For the first time in full color, this edition features updates throughout with a brand new chapter on fish medicine. Information ranging from anatomy, restraint, and common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology are included.

Designed to provide technicians with all the information necessary to confidently and competently treat exotic patients, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician offers easy–to–follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques. A companion website offers review questions and images from the book in PowerPoint for download.

Key Features

- Now in full color
- Features anatomy, restraint, and common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology
- New chapter on fish medicine
- Companion website at <a href="[external URL] which includes supplementary interactive multiple choice questions and PowerPoint slides of all figures from the book for downloading
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Contributors, ix

Preface, xiii

Acknowledgments, xv

Disclaimer, xvii

About the Companion Website, xix

Section I: Introduction

1 Exotic Animals in Clinical Practice, 3Bonnie Ballard

Section II: Analgesia and Anesthesia

2 Exotic Anesthesia and Analgesia, 11Jody Nugent–Deal

3 Anesthetic Equipment and Monitoring for Exotic Patients, 31Katrina Lafferty

Section III: Avian

4 Psittacine and Passerine Birds, 43Cheryl B. Greenacre and Lillian Gerhardt

5 Psittacine Behavior, Husbandry, and Enrichment, 73April Romagnano and Tarah L. Hadley

6 Aviary Design and Management, 83April Romagnano

7 Sex Differentiation and Reproduction, 89April Romagnano and Tarah L. Hadley

Section IV: Reptiles

8 Lizards, 95Brad Wilson

9 Snakes, 137Ryan Cheek and Maria Crane

10 Chelonians, 183Samuel Rivera

11 Herpetoculture and Reproduction, 197David Martinez–Jimenez

Section V: Amphibians and Aquatic Animals

12 Amphibians, 215Brad Wilson

13 Fish, 251Sandy Skeba and Susan Coy

Section VI: Mammals

14 Ferrets, 273Colleen Roman and Tarah L. Hadley

15 Rabbits, 287Vanessa K. Lee, Douglas K. Taylor, Michael J. Huerkamp, and Deborah Mook

16 Mice, Rats, Gerbils, and Hamsters, 319April Romagnano

17 Chinchillas, 333Ashley Schuller and Bonnie Ballard

18 Guinea Pigs, 341Jill Murray and Maria Crane

19 Degus, 351Jill Murray

20 Hedgehogs, 359Ashley Schuller and Michael Duffy Jones

21 Skunks, 367Samuel Rivera

22 Sugar Gliders, 371Samuel Rivera

23 Prairie Dogs, 375Samuel Rivera

Section VII: Hematology

24 Avian and Reptile Hematology, 381Denise I. Bounous

Section VIII: Zoo, Aquarium Medicine, and Wildlife

25 The Role of a Veterinary Technician in a Zoo, 389Sandy Skeba

26 The Technician s Role at a Public Aquarium, 397Susan Coy

27 The Role of theVeterinary Technician inWildlife Rehabilitation, 401Melanie Haire

Section IX: Appendices

1 State/FederalWildlife Permit Offices, 431

2 Wildlife Admissions/Exam/Care Forms, 433

3 Handling and Restraint ofWildlife Species, 437

4 TailWrapping, 443

5 Guide to Identification of Hatchling and Nestling Songbirds, 445

6 Average BodyWeights of Selected North American Songbirds, 449

7 Species Care Sheets, 451

8 Biological Data of Selected North AmericanWild Mammals, 457

9 Glossary of Medical Conditions and Treatments, 459

10 Wildlife Product Sources, 463

11 Additional Resources, 467

12 Supplies Necessary for an Exotic Practice, 471

13 Animal Training Documentation, 473

14 Animal Data Transfer Form, 475

15 Operating Protocols: Animal Training Request Form, 481

16 Operating Protocols: Enrichment and Evaluation Form, 483

Index, 485

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"The experienced technical staff at the hospital where I work agreed that this book is well done and an excellent resource with a great deal of information in one convenient place...[It] is now recommended reading for all veterinary and veterinary technician students who visit our hospital." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 15/03/2017)

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