Manual of Exotic Pet Practice

Mark A. Mitchell (Editor), Thomas N. Tully, Jr (Editor)

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Abstract

The only book of its kind with in-depth coverage of the most common exotic species presented in practice, this comprehensive guide prepares you to treat invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, marsupials, North American wildlife, and small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, and rodents. Organized by species, each chapter features vivid color images that demonstrate the unique anatomic, medical, and surgical features of each species. This essential reference also provides a comprehensive overview of biology, husbandry, preventive medicine, common disease presentations, zoonoses, and much more. Other key topics include common health and nutritional issues as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotics. Brings cutting-edge information on all exotic species together in one convenient resource. Offers essential strategies for preparing your staff to properly handle and treat exotic patients. Features an entire chapter on equipping your practice to accommodate exotic species, including the necessary equipment for housing, diagnostics, pathology, surgery, and therapeutics. Provides life-saving information on CPR, drugs, and supportive care for exotic animals in distress. Discusses wildlife rehabilitation, with valuable information on laws and regulations, establishing licensure, orphan care, and emergency care. Includes an entire chapter devoted to the emergency management of North American wildlife. Offers expert guidance on treating exotics for practitioners who may not be experienced in exotic pet care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781416001195
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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  • Chelonians

    Kirchgessner, M. & Mitchell, M. A., Dec 1 2009, Manual of Exotic Pet Practice. Elsevier Inc., p. 207-249 43 p.

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  • Chinchillas

    Riggs, S. M. & Mitchell, M. A., Dec 1 2009, Manual of Exotic Pet Practice. Elsevier Inc., p. 474-492 19 p.

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  • History of exotic pets

    Mitchell, M. A., 2009, Manual of Exotic Pet Practice. Mitchell, M. A. & Tully, Jr, T. N. (eds.). Elsevier Inc., p. 1-3 3 p.

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