Manual of Exotic Pet Practice by Mark MitchellManual of Exotic Pet Practice by Mark Mitchell

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice

byMark Mitchell, Thomas N. TullyEditorMark Mitchell

Hardcover | March 4, 2008

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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.
Title:Manual of Exotic Pet PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 4, 2008Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416001190

ISBN - 13:9781416001195

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Table of Contents

1. History of Exotic Pets

2. Preparing Your Hospital for Exotics

3. Invertebrates

4. Fish

5. Amphibians

6. Crocodilians

7. Snakes

8. Lizards

9. Chelonians

10. Birds

11. Marsupials

12. Mice and rats

13. Ferrets

14. Rabbits

15. Hamsters and gerbils

16. Hedgehogs

17. Guinea Pigs

18. Chinchillas

19. North American Wildlife

Editorial Reviews

The stated aim of this 546-page text is to allow you to treat all exotic pets confidently, using the most cutting-edge information and all within one comprehensive resource. The pages are all glossy and there are over 400 colour pictures and the page edges are colour coded to allow the relevant sections to be readily accessed. The first two chapters give an introduction to the subject and help in preparing the veterinary surgery to treat these patients. The rest of the nineteen chapters each cover a separate species or linked group of species. This is a book that will fi nd a place in my own library. It is certainly worth considering if you only intend to have one book on exotic pets, and is a good and reasonably comprehensive introduction to the subject. If you have an interest in one particular species or group of species then there are more specialist texts available, and this is recognised by the authors, who do provide guidance on further reading. - European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, August 2008This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential informationn on the care and treatment of the most common exotic pets presented in practice. The colour images in this manual as well as the numerous tables on drugs makes this book very practical to use for students and veterinarians working with exotic pets. - European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, July 2008