Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis is a practical, user–friendly guide to diagnostic testing in a wide range of exotic species. This resource covers sample collection, storage techniques, and laboratory assays for diagnosis, assessment of health, and prevention of disease, offering a valuable resource for ensuring the quality and accuracy of the laboratory tests. The book focuses on clinical biochemistries, urinalysis, and common laboratory diagnostic tests, providing a comprehensive reference for selecting, obtaining, and using diagnostic tests in treating exotic patients.
With coverage including small mammals, primates, reptiles, aquatic animals, and birds, Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis is organized by species, allowing for quick access to relevant information on laboratory testing in the clinic setting. This essential resource helps practitioners to use clinical pathology as a diagnostic tool when assessing and treating exotic animal patients.
Offers complete information on obtaining samples, performing tests, and interpreting laboratory results in exotic animals
Presents information on each species using a similar format for easy access
Emphasizes details on clinical biochemistries, urinalysis, and common laboratory diagnostic tests not found in other resources
Draws together information on selecting, performing, and using diagnostic tests into a single easy–to–use resource
Covers a wide range of species, including small mammals, primates, reptiles, aquatic animals, and wild, laboratory, and pet birds
Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis provides a comprehensive reference and useful guide to diagnostic testing for any practitioner that treats exotic patients.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Ferrets
Chapter 3 Procyonids
Chapter 4 Skunks
Chapter 5 Rabbits
Chapter 6 Rats and Mice
Chapter 7 Gerbils and Hamsters
Chapter 8 Hytrichomorph Rodents
Chapter 9 Capybaras
Chapter 10 Squirrels
Chapter 11 Marsupials
Chapter 12 Hedgehogs
Chapter 13 Callitrichids
Chapter 14 Lemurs
Chapter 15 New World Primates
Chapter 16 Chelonia
Chapter 17 Snakes
Chapter 18 Lizards
Chapter 19. Amphibians
Chapter 20 Fish
Chapter 21 Aquatic Invertebrates
Chapter 22 Terrestrial Invertebrates
Chapter 23 Avian Introduction
Chapter 24 Raptors
Chapter 25 Parrots
Chapter 26 Galliformes
Chapter 27 Pigeons & Doves
Chapter 28 Passerine Birds
Chapter 29 Seabirds & Waterfowl
J. Jill Heatley, DVM, MS, Dipl ABVP (Avian), Dipl ACZM, is an Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA.
Karen E. Russell, DVM, PhD, DACVP, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA.